Get your 'flu vaccine
Who can get the 'flu vaccine and when can you get it?
If you are at higher risk from coronavirus, you are also more at risk of problems from flu and if you get flu and coronavirus at the same time, you may be more seriously ill.
The flu vaccine is given to people who:
- Are 65 and over (born on or before 31 March 1956)
- Have certain health conditions
- Are pregnant
- Are in a long-stay residential care
- Receive carer's allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
- Live with someone who is at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
- Frontline health or social care workers
If you are aged between 50 and 64 and you are not in a clinical risk group, you may be offered the vaccine later in the winter season when more stock becomes available. In the meantime, please be patient. This will allow GPs to focus on vaccinating those most vulnerable first.