This year more people can get their jab for free. Those aged 50 to 64 with an existing health condition will be offered the jab by their GP, and if you live with someone who's at high risk from coronavirus your GP will also offer you the jab.

Other people aged 50 to 65 will be contacted later.

More children and young people are able to get the vaccine, too.

Get the jab even if you’re not offered it for free

Even if you can’t get it for free, you should seriously consider getting your jab. Flu does kill, and like COVID, it doesn’t only infect vulnerable people. Getting both seasonal flu and COVID could be fatal: research suggests you’re more likely to be seriously ill.

Yes, the jab safe and no, it won’t give you flu

Remember, the jab is entirely safe, it can take between 10 days and two weeks to start working, and it absolutely does not give you flu (no matter what your neighbour’s cousin’s friend’s wife says).

You will help protect yourself, the people you love, and anyone else you spend time with. And you’ll help us look after the people who really need us this winter, too. For that we thank you.

Illustration of Alicia in a wheel chair with clinicians clapping

They're getting better each day, but Franco and Alicia still need you to protect them and other people getting over COVID.

With COVID hanging around, flu shouldn’t be another thing you need to worry about.

Franco and Alicia need you: get your jab

Free vaccines

You can get the jab for free if you:

Get the latest information about the flu vaccine at nhs.uk

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