‘At-risk’ patients reminded to have a free flu jab
You can catch flu – short for influenza – all year round, but it's especially common in winter.
A flu vaccine is available for free on the NHS for:
- anyone over the age of 65
- pregnant women
- children over six months and adults in clinical 'at risk' groups with long term conditions such as diabetes or a heart, lung or kidney disease
- all children aged two to nine (but not 10 years or older) on 31 August 2018
- people in long-stay residential care homes
You should have the flu vaccination every year so you stay protected and the best time to have it is in the autumn. Contact your local GP practice for the free flu vaccine.
For more information see www.nhs.uk