Stay well this winter

Get a flu vaccination

Free flu vaccinations are available to people who:

  • are aged 65 or above
  • are aged two, three or four years old (born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2013)
  • are pregnant
  • have a serious medical condition such as chronic heart, lung, neurological, liver or kidney disease, or diabetes
  • have a weakened immune system due to HIV or treatments that supress the immune system such as chemotherapy
  • have had a stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or post-polio syndrome
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility (not prison or university halls)
  • are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill.

You can get the vaccination at local GP surgeries, some pharmacies and, for children in years one or two, through school in the form of a nasal spray. Children and young people aged between two and 17 years who have a long-term condition will also be offered the vaccination in the ‘needle-free’ form of a nasal spray.

Contact your GP or pharmacist if you think you, or someone you care for, might qualify for a free flu jab.  To find you nearest chemist, look for ‘Find pharmacy services’ at

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