Flu vaccine

You, or the person you care for, may be able to get a free flu vaccine. The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk.

This is to help protect them against catching flu and developing serious complications.

Flu can easily spread (even if you are not showing symptoms) to those around you who are vulnerable and for whom you have caring responsibilities. The free flu vaccine is the very best protection for those who are most at risk from it.

Ask your GP or pharmacist if you’re eligible for a free flu vaccination.

This includes people:

  • Who receive Carer's Allowance, or are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill.
  • Who live with someone who's at high risk of Coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list) or you expect to be with them on most days over winter.

Find out more about the flu vaccine where you live

Stay well this winter

Find out about all the other things you can do to help you and the person you care to stay well this winter