Who is eligible for a FREE flu jab?

Full NHS details here: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/flu-influenza-vaccine.aspx

The Flu vaccination is free and recommended yearly for those most at risk of flu including:

  • children aged 2 to 8 years old*
  • pregnant women
  • anyone living with a long term medical condition
  • everyone aged 65 and over
  • people with caring responsibilities

If there is someone you rely on to care for you, please ask them to contact their own GP Practice as they may be eligible for a free flu vaccination.

You can have your NHS flu jab at:

  • your GP surgery
  • a local pharmacy offering the service
  • your midwifery service if they offer it for pregnant women

Some community pharmacies now offer flu vaccination to adults (but not children) at risk of flu including pregnant women, people aged 65 and over, people with long-term health conditions and carers.

If you have your flu jab at a pharmacy, you don't have to inform your GP – it is up to the pharmacist to do that.

Not everyone is eligible for a free flu jab, so here is some information about where to get it cheaply:

Where to get a cheap flu jab (Source article: https://www.lovemoney.com/news/18079/cheapest-flu-jab)

If you don’t qualify for a free flu jab you can pay a small fee to get the jab at certain pharmacies. Here’s where to go and how much it will cost.

This article focuses on the national outlets offering the flu vaccine. However, your local independent pharmacy may also offer it for less, so it's worth checking there as well.

Asda has a pharmacy service in 255 stores nationwide, open seven days a week. It's offering the flu jab for just £5, making it the cheapest option outside the NHS.

At Boots the flu jab will set you back £12.99.

The service is available at over 2,000 Boots pharmacies and you can book an appointment online.

You need to go through a questionnaire with the pharmacist beforehand.

Lloyds Pharmacy is offering flu jabs for £10 from September through to February.

You can request an appointment online or by visiting your nearest Lloyds Pharmacy.

You can find your nearest one by putting in your details on this section of the Lloyds website.

Superdrug is charging £9.99 for the flu jab.

It offers a walk-in service at its Superdrug stores that have a pharmacy.

You can find your nearest Superdrug that has a pharmacy here.

Tesco is now offering a flu jab service until 31 March 2018.

It’s vaccination service costs £9.

All you need to do is pop into your local Tesco store that has a pharmacy. You can find your nearest Tesco Pharmacy on using this tool on the Tesco website.