Who is eligible for vaccination against flu?
Flu vaccination is available every year from the end of September for:
- anyone aged 65 and over
- pregnant women
- children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or respiratory disease)
- children and adults with weakened immune systems
Flu vaccination for under 18s
The flu vaccine is routinely given on the NHS as an annual nasal spray to:
- children aged two, three and four years old plus children in school years one, two and three.
- children aged two to 17 years at a particular risk of flu
Flu Vaccination for those not in an ‘at risk’ group
Patients who are not in an 'at risk' group are not eligible for the flu vaccine on the NHS. Flu vaccinations can be given privately at pharmacies.