Nurse administering the flu jab to an elderly patient

Get your free flu jab

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Image captionFor better protection, make sure you get your free flu vaccination this winter. PICTURE: GETTY IMAGES

Flu can lead to serious complications and hospital visits, especially for those with an underlying condition and at greater risk from Covid-19.

Flu vaccination is the best defence against flu and is free if you are:

  • 65 years or over (from 1 December, 50 years or over)
  • living in a residential or nursing home
  • a frontline or healthcare worker
  • members of a shielding household
  • a carer of an older or disabled person
  • living with a long term health condition.

Ask your GP or pharmacist for your free flu jab today.

For further information on the flu vaccine look at the NHS advice here.