By having your flu jab you can protect yourself, patients, family and the community where you live.
Flu is a highly infectious illness that spreads rapidly through the coughs and sneezes of people who are carrying the virus.
If you’re at risk of complications from flu, make sure you have your annual flu vaccine, which is now available.
Staff – Your vaccinations are available at work and are FREE. More information on our intranet.
Public – The injected flu vaccine is offered FREE of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk of getting the flu. This is to ensure they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications. You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:
- Are 65 years of age or over.
- Are pregnant.
- Have certain medical conditions.
- Are very overweight.
- Are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility.
- Receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill.
- Are a front-line health and social care worker. It is your employer’s responsibility to arrange vaccination for you.
Please visit your GP for the flu vaccination.
If you can’t have the flu vaccine for free – visit your local pharmacist for more details.