Winter Vaccination Campaign 2022/23
Published: 24 October 2022
Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever this winter due to the likelihood that flu and Covid-19 will both be in circulation. While flu is unpleasant for most people, it can be dangerous and even life threatening for some people, particularly those with certain health conditions.
You should ensure you get your free NHS flu vaccine if you are in any of the following
• Adults aged 50 years old and over (including those who will be 50 by 31 March 2023)
• People with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
• Pregnant women
• People in log-stay residential care
• People who receive a carer's allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
• People who live with someone who is more likely to get a severe infection due to a weakened immune system, such as someone living with HIV, someone who has had a transplant, or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis
• Children aged 2 and 3 years old on 31 August 2022 (born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2020)
• All primary school children (Reception to Year 6) and some secondary school aged children.