Please book your Flu Vaccination Appointment if you are eligible
Who can have the flu vaccine?
The flu vaccine is given free on the NHS to adults who:
- are 65 and over (including those who will be 65 by 31 March 2023).
- have certain health conditions.
- are pregnant.
- are in long-stay residential care.
- receive a 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 more likely to get a severe infection due to a weakened immune system, such as someone living with HIV, someone who has had a transplant, or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.
- are frontline health workers.
- are social care workers who cannot get the vaccine through an occupational health scheme at work.
Starting from mid-October, people aged 50 years old or over (including those who will be 50 years old by 31 March 2023) can have a free NHS flu vaccine. This is so at-risk groups can be offered vaccination first.