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Could you get a free flu jab?

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
  • carers

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