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Flu vaccinations
made simple

Our seasonal flu vaccination service is open during the winter
months, providing free NHS flu jabs to help protect you against
the flu virus.

What is flu and why get vaccinated?

Flu (Influenza) is a highly infectious disease. For most healthy people, a bad case of flu is worse than a heavy cold and often requires a few days in bed. However, for those with an underlying health condition, there is a risk of causing severe illness and developing serious complications from flu.

Getting your flu vaccination will significantly reduce your risk of getting flu, keeping your immune system at its strongest and relieving potential strain on the NHS.

Benefits of our seasonal flu vaccine service.

5-10 min appointments Multiple clinics across England
Protect yourself and loved ones Reduce your risk of flu
Fully trained health professionals Relieve strain on the NHS
Book at a time to suit you Flexible dates, times and locations

How does it work?

We’ll add our available clinics and their opening dates to this page in autumn.

Book your vaccination online takes
2 to 3 minutes

Choose the clinic nearest to you then book an available date and time slot.

Visit our vaccination clinic takes
15 to 20 minutes

Visit your chosen vaccination clinic at the date and time booked. Your jab will be carried out by a fully qualified healthcare professional.

Get your GP records updated takes
1 to 2 days

We’ll inform your GP that you’ve had a vaccination so they can update your medical records.

Who is eligible for a free flu vaccination?

You’re eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination this season if*:

  • are 50 years old or over
  • are pregnant
  • have certain medical conditions
  • are a frontline health or social care worker
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or another long-stay care facility
  • are a carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill

*Subject to NHS changes

Flu vaccinations FAQs

We’ll update this page with our seasonal service availability later this year. We will be working closely with the NHS to ensure our services are up and running to meet seasonal demand

Once you've booked an appointment, you'll be emailed with a short form to fill out, along with instructions showing what will happen on the day of your appointment.

  1. You’ll be asked to arrive on time for your appointment. We’ll be managing the number of people in our clinics at any one time, so we ask you not to arrive too early.
  2. You’ll be welcomed by a member of our team, who will ask you to confirm your personal information including your name, postcode and date of birth, as well as going through our standard COVID-19 checks.
  3. You will be required to wear a face mask throughout your time on site, and we also ask that you wear clothing that will allow us access to administer the vaccine into your upper arm.
  4. If all checks are successful, you’ll be given your flu vaccine by one of our expert healthcare professionals.
  5. Following your flu jab, you’ll be directed towards an exit point where one of our team will check on you, submit the details of your vaccination to your GP, and you’ll then be able to leave.
  6. We’ll send you an email with advice on your wellbeing following your vaccination.

Yes. There is no reduction in immune response to either vaccine when they are given at the same time, and it is safe to administer both injections together; they will usually be given in different arms.

It is highly recommended to book both your booster and flu vaccine as soon as possible and ahead of the winter months, to protect yourself from the complications and the risk of serious illness from both these viruses. Having COVID-19 and flu at the same time significantly increases the risk of death, so vaccination is especially important this winter.

If you have booked your COVID-19 vaccine already, simply book your flu appointment for the same time (or just on the same day if the exact time isn’t available) and we’ll give you both your vaccines at the same time, in one appointment. Or you can speak to a member of the team at our clinics when you attend your COVID-19 booster appointment and just ask them to add a flu jab.

The majority of people can have the flu vaccine; there are only a small number of people who aren't able to. That includes:

  • People who have had a serious allergic reaction to the flu vaccine in the past.
  • People who have an egg allergy may be restricted in which vaccine they can have. Find out more on this here.
  • Anyone displaying a high temperature.

It’s very effective, and is the best method of protection we have against flu, but it’s not guaranteed to prevent you from catching it. None of the flu vaccines contains live viruses, so they cannot cause flu. If you do get flu after having the vaccine, it is likely to be milder than it would otherwise have been. Find out more here.

You do not have to pay for a flu jab if you are in a certain group. You can check to see if you’re eligible for a free NHS flu jab here.

More frequently asked questions on the flu vaccine