Flu is a serious condition that kills on average 11,000 people in England each year and hospitalises tens of thousands more.
Adults at high risk from flu are also most at risk from COVID-19 and the free vaccine is more important than ever, to help protect the nation from a double threat this winter.
The flu vaccination is the best protection for you and those around you, which is why it is offered for free to those who are most at risk. This year, the programme has been expanded and the free flu vaccine will be offered to a record number of 30 million people to help protect as many as possible from flu and ease pressure on the NHS and urgent care services.
Ask your pharmacist or GP if you’re eligible for a free flu vaccine. If your child is at school and aged 4-11-year-old make sure you sign and return the consent form.
Visit www.nhs.uk/fluvaccine for more information including leaflets in alternative formats.