Your Health

Flu

Getting a flu jab every year can protect you from flu and harmful complications for a year. The flu jab is free to people who are at higher risk. You should have a flu jab every year if you:

  • Are 65 years old or over
  • Are pregnant
  • Have a serious medical condition
  • Are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
  • Are in receipt of a carer's allowance, or are the main carer for someone who may be at risk if you fall ill
  • Are a member of a voluntary organisation providing planned emergency first aid or a Community First Responder
  • Are a health and social care staff member directly involved in the care of patients or clients
  • Live with someone with a weakened immune system
  • Contact your GP about getting a flu jab if you meet any of the above criteria.

Find out more at www.nhs.uk/conditions/flu

ID: 2100, revised 23/01/2018