This year, it is more important than ever to protect yourself, and the person you care for, from the winter flu virus.
You, and/or the person you care for, may be eligible for a free flu vaccination. The NHS provides this to all those at risk from flu and its complications.
- Those who receive the Carer's Allowance, or are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
- Those who live with a person, or expect to be with a person frequently during the winter, who's at high risk of Coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
- Those over 65 years of age
- Those with health conditions who are more vulnerable to the flu and its complications.
Find out more about the vaccine, those who should have it and eligibility for the free vaccination on the NHS website here.