Free flu jabs for disabled people and carers

Luton Council public health team shared this message about free flu vaccines.

“The flu vaccine is given to people who:

  • Are 65 and over (including those who’ll be 65 by 31 March 2021)
  • Have certain health conditions
  • Are pregnant
  • Are in a long-stay residential care
  • 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
  • Live with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • Frontline health or social care workers

Where to get the flu vaccine

You can have the NHS flu vaccine at:

  • your GP surgery
  • a pharmacy offering the service
  • your midwifery service if you’re pregnant

If you have your flu vaccine at a pharmacy, you do not have to tell the GP. The pharmacist should tell them.

All adult flu vaccines are given by injection into the muscle of the upper arm.”

Read all about the flu vaccine on the NHS website.