25 million to be offered free NHS flu jab this winter.
The health service in England has prepared for its largest-ever flu protection drive to help keep people well and ease pressure on urgent care services over the colder months.
It is not just people with disabilities that can get a free jab, their support workers can too.
Employers of frontline health and social care workers have a responsibility to ensure their staff can get the free vaccine.
A record number of NHS staff – almost 3 quarters of a million, or 70.3% of frontline workers – took up their workplace jab last year.
People can get a free flu jab?
- those aged 65 and over
- those aged 6 months to 64 with a long-term health condition
- children aged 2 to 3 (on 31 August 2019) via their GP practice
- school children in years reception, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
- pregnant women
- health and social care workers
You’ll be helping to stop the spread of flu amongst people at risk by getting a flu jab.
Ask your GP Surgery or local pharmacist today about free flu jabs.
For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/25-million-to-be-offered-free-nhs-flu-jab-this-winter