Flu vaccinations for the over 50s

Flu vaccinations for the over 50s

From December 1, 2020, people aged 50 to 54 can get a free flu vaccination on the NHS. 
Your GP surgery will contact you to book an appointment for it.
If you are eligible for a free flu vaccination, you may get a phone call from the NHS Immunisation Management Service reminding you to have your jab.
Please don't ignore the chance to be flu-free as it can be a nasty illness and can make the symptoms of Coronavirus much worse if you get both at the same time.
The flu vaccine is given to people who:
  • are 50 and over (including those who'll be 50 by 31 March 2021)
  • have certain health conditions
  • are pregnant
  • are in long-stay residential care
  • receive a carer's allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
  • live with someone who's at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • frontline health or social care workers
If you have questions about the flu vaccinations, click here for more information or contact your GP surgery.