This year it is more important than ever that you take the offer to get your free flu jab if you’re eligible.
The Flu Vaccine is a very important. Each year our hospitals see an increase of patients due to those suffering from flu. People who develop flu are at risk of further complications such as bronchitis or pneumonia.
We are fortunate in the West Midlands that most people recognise the importance of the Flu Vaccine. However, there is still room for improvement.
Find a pharmacy that offers the NHS flu vaccine
The flu vaccine is given free on the NHS to people who are:
You can have the NHS flu vaccine at:
If you do not have your flu vaccine at your GP surgery, you do not have to tell the surgery. This will be done for you.
Find out more about protecting yourself and your loved ones from Flu
The extension of the seasonal flu vaccination programme aims to lower the public health impact of flu by:
Reducing flu transmission in the community averts many cases of severe flu and flu-related deaths in older adults and people with clinical risk factors.
There are two main types of vaccine available:
None of the flu vaccines can cause clinical influenza in those that can be vaccinated.
Send an enquiry to our friendly Healthy Sandwell team.