The flu vaccine
Flu vaccination is available on the NHS to protect adults and children at risk of flu.
Some people are at higher risk of serious illness, complications or even death.
This is why the Department of Health recommends flu vaccination.
This year's flu vaccine is available free on the NHS for:
-all children aged 2 to 9 (but not ten years or older) on 31 August 2018
-all primary school-aged children in former primary school pilot areas
-those aged 6 months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups
-those aged 65 years or over
-those in long-stay residential care homes
-adults and/or children with underlying health condition
In addition vaccination is recommended for front-line health and social care workers.
If you are not eligible for a free flu vaccine, the charge per flu vaccine is £15
Flu vaccine types:
This year we have 3 types of flu vaccines:
- an adjuvanted injected vaccine, for people aged 65 and over
- a quadrivalent injected vaccine, which is for adults aged 18 and over but below the age of 65 who are at higher risk from flu because of a long-term condition and for children 6 months and above in an eligible group who cannot receive the live vaccine.
- a live quadrivalent vaccine which protects against 4 strains of flu, given as a nasal spray for children and young people aged 2 to 17 years eligible for the flu vaccine.
If you wish to find out more about vaccines please click below:
When is the best time to get the vaccine?
the best time is in the autumn, around beginning of October to end of November, but if you have missed it you can have the vaccine later in the winter.
If you wish to find out more about flu vaccines this year, please click below:
Flu Vaccination 2018/19
If you have any questions about flu vaccinations, please ask a member of our staff.