Should you have a flu jab?
If you are over 65, are pregnant or have a long term health condition such as heart, lung or kidney disease then you are more at risk from the flu. The best protection for you against the flu is the free seasonal flu jab available from your GP or pharmacist. Don’t put it off, speak to your GP or pharmacist TODAY to book an appointment.
FREE vaccination is offered to people aged 65 and over, as well as to those groups who are particularly at risk of infection and complications including: children aged 2 to 3; all primary school aged children via the schools programme; pregnant women; adults and children with certain underlying health conditions (especially heart and respiratory disease) and carers; people living in a residential or nursing home; frontline health and social care workers.
If you are not in one of these groups entitled to get a free flu jab then you can buy one from most high street pharmacies.
For more information on who should have the free flu jab, visit our Fight flu page or speak to your GP or pharmacist.