Flu Prevention - Immunisation 2022/2023

Flu Vaccination 2022/2023

Each year the NHS prepares for the unpredictability of flu. For most healthy people, flu is an unpleasant but usually self-limiting disease with recovery generally within a week.

Those who should consider having a flu vaccination

  • aged 65 years or over

  • living in a residential or nursing home

  • the main carer of an older or disabled person

  • living with someone who has lowered immunity due to disease or treatment

  • a frontline health or social care worker

  • pregnant

  • children of a certain age 

For information on conditions and how to prevent it's spread visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/flu/ 

From mid-October 2022 everyone aged 50 to 64 years old will also be eligible for flu vaccination. This is so at-risk patients can be prioritised first. If you’re in this age group and have a long-term health condition that puts you at risk from flu, you don’t have to wait.

See NHS.UK for further information and to check when you are eligible.

For more information about the flu vaccine for children and young people https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/child-flu-vaccine/

Page last reviewed: 23/11/2022

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