06 Sep 2018
Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications.
Flu can be more severe in certain people, such as:
*anyone aged 65 and over
*children and adults with an underlying health condition (such as long-term heart or respiratory disease)
*children and adults with weakened immune systems
*anyone in these risk groups is more likely to develop
*potentially serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia (a lung infection), so it's recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to help protect them.
Who should get the flu vaccine?
The flu vaccine is routinely given on the NHS to:
*adults 65 and over (including adults over 18 at risk of flu)
*children aged 2 and 3
*children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
*children aged 2 to 17 years at risk of flu
You can have your NHS flu vaccine at:
*your GP surgery
*a local pharmacy offering the service