Flu Prevention - Immunisation 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
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/