Flu is a serious condition that kills, on average, 11,000 people in England each year and hospitalises many more. Adults at
high risk from flu are also most at risk from COVID-19. Research shows that if someone has flu and COVID-19 at the same
time, they are more likely to become seriously ill. The flu vaccination is one of the most effective ways to reduce harm from
flu and pressures on health and social care services during the winter.
GPs across Oldham are offering FREE flu vaccinations for eligible patients including primary school children and those in year 7,
pregnant women, those with long-term health conditions, adults aged 65 and over, household contacts of people who were on the
NHS Shielded Patient List and all health and all social care workers who have direct contact with the people they care for.
From the 1 December adults aged 50 to 64 will also be eligible for the free flu vaccination.
You can get the flu jab at your GP surgery or a pharmacy offering the service. If you are pregnant please contact your GP about your
flu jab in the first instance, but your midwifery service can give you your jab if you wish. Anyone can get the flu jab, but only people in
an ‘at risk’ group are entitled to a free jab through the NHS.
Please visit here to find out the full list of 'at risk' groups eligible for the FREE flu vaccination.