Helping carers get the flu vaccine

22nd September 20

If you look after a family member or friend you are on the list of people that who are offered the flu vaccine free of charge on the NHS.

The flu vaccine is given to people who:

  • are 65 years old or older.
  • have certain medical conditions.
  • 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.

For the full information, including on who should have the flu vaccine, please see www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/who-should-have-flu-vaccine/

If you would find it difficult to attend an appointment to have your flu vaccine because of your caring responsibilities, or if these are causing problems for you to attend other health or medical appointments, there is support available.

Please contact us at [email protected]ngtogether.org or call us on 0345 241 0954.