Flu eligibility

The flu vaccination is given free of charge to the following ‘at risk’ people in order to protect them from seasonal flu:
  • Eligible groups
  • Eligible groups for the 2023 to 2024 season:
  • aged 2 and 3 years on 31 August 2023
  • eligible school aged children (Reception to Year 11)
  • those aged 6 months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups
  • pregnant women
  • all those aged 65 years and over
  • those in long-stay residential care homes
  • carers, those in receipt of carer’s allowance or main carer of an older or disabled person
  • household contacts of immunocompromised individuals
  • frontline health and social care staff

Non-urgent advice: Please Note

If you do not fall into any of the categories above, you may be able to still have a flu vaccination privately.

Speak to your local pharmacy.