Vaccine injection. Syringe with medicine in the hands of a doctor in blue gloves. Prophylaxis and treatment of infectious and viral diseases. Inoculation against influenza. Vaccination against rabies.
Providers will work to vaccinate more than 30 million people during this flu season – millions more than received it last year.
As part of an unprecedented drive, a free flu vaccine will be available to:
people who are on the shielded patient list and members of their household
all school year groups up to year 7
people aged over 65, pregnant women, and those with some pre-existing conditions including at-risk under 2s
Once vaccination of the most ‘at-risk’ groups is well underway, the department will work with clinicians to decide when to open the programme to invite people aged 50 to 64, with further details to be announced. The NHS will contact people directly, including information about where to go to get the vaccine.
To read the full press release from the Government about the expanded flu vaccination programme to protect vulnerable people and support the NHS please visit the GOV.UK Website
For more information about the Flu Vaccine, please visit the NHS.UK Website