Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Influenza – flu – is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses. Each year the make-up of the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Health Organisation decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter.

Regular immunisation (vaccination) is given free of charge to the following at-risk people to protect them from seasonal flu

  • People aged 65 or over
  • People with a serious medical condition (as defined by the NHS)
  • If you are pregnant
  • People living in a residential or nursing home
  • The main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer becomes ill
  • Healthcare or social care professionals directly involved in patient care

For more information on flu immunisation, including background information on the vaccine, and how you can