Free flu vaccination infomation, now open to over 50s from December
Adults over the age of 50 will be able to get their free flu vaccine from 1 December in the next phase of this year’s expanded flu vaccination programme.
Individuals aged 50 to 64 will be able to get a vaccine from their GP or pharmacy.
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock said:
“This winter is like no other, and we have to worry about the twin threats of flu and COVID-19.
COVID means getting a flu jab is more important than ever this year. So we are delivering the largest ever flu vaccination programme. Free vaccinations for 50 to 64 years olds will now be available from GPs and pharmacies starting from 1 December.”
The extended offer comes as part of the most comprehensive flu vaccination programme in the UK’s history this winter, alongside plans to support the NHS as it continues to respond to coronavirus, and to relieve winter pressures on A&E and emergency care.
If you’re aged 50-64, your GP will contact you about getting your free flu vaccine from December. Please wait until you are invited by your practice to come forward for your flu vaccine, unless you are in a vulnerable group.
Are you eligible?
This year the flu jab will be offered to:
- Adults aged 65 and over
- Adults aged 50 and over, from December 1st
- People with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
- Pregnant women
- People living with someone who's at high risk from coronavirus
- Children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2020
- Children in primary school
- Children in year 7 (secondary school)
- Frontline health or social care workers or carers
Where to get the flu vaccine
The NHS flu jab is available at:
- Local GP surgeries
- Local pharmacies offering the service
- Midwifery services if they offer it for pregnant women
If you do not qualify for a free Flu Jab
The current prices for the Flu jabs at local pharmacies are:
- Press release : Free flu vaccinations rolled out to over 50s from December
- Information about the flu or Influenza on People First
- Flu vaccination information on the NHS website
- Public Health England update about the flu vaccine programme