A free flu vaccination is offered on the NHS to those who are at increased risk from the effects of flu. These include people aged 65 and over, pregnant women, those with underlying health conditions and children (aged 2-10). If you’re eligible, you can get your flu vaccination from your general practice or pharmacy to help protect yourself this winter. Pregnant women may also be offered the vaccine through their maternity service.
Flu can be serious and even deadly for older adults, very young children, and people with underlying health conditions. It kills an average of 8,000 people every year. The vaccine is the best defence we have against what can be a serious illness.
Employees at Lambeth Council, NHS workers in Lambeth and those working and volunteering at other key partner organisations are being offered the flu jab for free. This is to keep key NHS and Council staff well over winter to better support Lambeth people and to help prevent the spread of flu in our borough.