The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to ensure they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.
In the autumn/winter of 2022/23, the flu vaccine is being offered on the NHS to:
- adults 50 and over
- people with certain medical conditions (this includes children in at-risk groups from 6 months and those under 50 years)
- pregnant women
- those in long stay residential care homes
- close contacts of immuno compromised individuals
- front line health and social care staff (employed at a registered home care provider, registered domiciliary care provider, voluntary managed hospice provider and direct payment (personal budget and /or personal health budgets).
- children aged 2 or 3 years on 31st August 2022
- all primary school children (reception to year 6)
- all year 7-9 children in secondary school
Further information can be found on the UK Health and Security Agency (UKHSA) webpage. There is also information available in other languages, which can be found on the UKHSA page.
To read more about who should have the flu vaccine visit the NHS page.