The flu jab is the best way to protect yourself and the person you care for from flu.
If you care for an older or disabled person whose welfare would be at risk if you were ill you may be able to get a free NHS flu vaccine. 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.
I always have a flu jab, and I tell any other carers I meet to do the same."
Find out more about the flu vaccine where you live
- In England see who should have the flu vaccine? on NHS Choices.
- In Wales find out about getting the flu vaccine on NHS Direct Wales.
- If you live in Scotland see NHS inform.
- In Northern Ireland visit nidirect.
Stay well this winter
Find out about all the other things you can do to help you and the person you care for stay well this winter.
Next update due: October 2020