If you care for an older or disabled person who would be at risk if you were ill you may be able to get a free NHS jab. You can also get one if you get Carer’s Allowance. This is to ensure you are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.
A flu jab is also known as a flu vaccine.
I always have a flu jab, and I tell any other carers I meet to do the same."
Have a look at this video about getting a flu jab:
Find out more about flu jabs where you live
- In England see who should have the flu jab? on NHS Choices.
- In Wales find out about getting the flu jab on NHS Direct Wales.
- If you live in Scotland see Immunisation Scotland.
- In Northern Ireland visit Flu Aware NI.
Stay well this winter
There a number of things you can do to help you and your family stay well this winter.
Next update due: October 2018