The annual flu vaccine can help reduce your risk of getting flu each year.
A flu vaccine is available for free for:
•anyone aged 65 and over
•anyone who is very overweight (with a body mass index over 40)
•children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or lung disease)
•children and adults with weakened immune systems
Adults over 18 and children aged 6 months to less than 2 years in these groups are given an annual injection, while children aged 2 to 17 are given an annual nasal spray.
You should have the flu vaccination every year so you stay protected. The viruses that cause flu change every year, so this winter's flu will be different from last winter's.
Flu vaccination programmes normally run between September and March.
Please check back in late August for updated information on the 2020/21 Flu Vaccination Programme.