Have you booked your free flu jab?
Getting a flu jab is essential to protect vulnerable people and support the resilience of the health and care system, particularly in light of the risk of flu and COVID-19 co-circulating this winter.
Let your GP surgery know that you’d like a flu jab because you’re a carer and that the welfare of the person you care for would be at risk if you were ill. Also ask your GP surgery to make a note on your medical records that you look after someone so they can invite you to have a flu vaccination every year.
You should have the flu vaccine if you:
- are 65 years old or over
- are pregnant
- have certain medical conditions
- are living in a long-stay residential care home or care facility
- receive a carer's allowance, or you're the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
- live with someone who's at high risk of coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list) or you expect to be with them on most days over winter.