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Beat flu

The free vaccine is available for those most ‘at risk’ of flu and its complications. If you’re at risk get your flu jab. It only takes a minute, lasts a year and could save your life.

Who should receive the flu vaccine?

The annual programme aims to ensure that people who need it most get protection each year against flu. The groups recommended to receive the vaccine include:

  • Everyone aged 65 and over
  • People with long tern health conditions
  • Pregnant women
  • Carers
  • People living in long-stay residential care homes or other long stay facilities
  • Volunteers providing care or providing first aid in organised public events
  • Health and social care staff
  • Community first responders
  • Children 2-6 years old

How to get your vaccine

Each year the flu vaccine is changed to match any new circulating strains of the virus. Most NHS vaccines are given in GP surgeries, but the vaccine is also available in some community pharmacies.

Find out more and check if you’re eligible for the free vaccine by visiting the Beat Flu website (External link) or by searching for ‘Beat Flu’ on twitter or facebook.

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