Flu Vaccinations

Adults Flu Vaccinations

You should have the flu vaccine if you:

  • are 65 years old or over
  • are pregnant
  • have certain medical conditions
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
  • receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill

Frontline health and social care workers are also eligible to receive the flu vaccine. It is your employer’s responsibility to arrange and pay for this vaccine.

Children’s Flu Vaccinations

In the autumn/winter of 2019/20, the vaccine will be available free on the NHS for eligible children, including:

  • children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2019 – that is, children born between 1 September2015 and 31 August 2017
  • all primary school children
  • children aged 2 to 17 with long-term health conditions

Children aged 2 and 3 will be given the vaccination at their general practice, usually by the practice nurse.

Children who are 4 years old are also eligible for flu vaccination provided they were 3 on 31 August 2019. These children should be offered the vaccination at their general practice.

Primary school children will be offered their vaccination in school.