Influenza immunisation is still recommended and FREE for people who are most likely to get very sick, be hospitalised or even die if they catch influenza. This won’t stop you getting Covid but will mean you don’t get the normal flu as well as Covid and end up seriously sick
These people are:
- Pregnant women (any time during pregnancy).
- All people aged 65 years or older.
- Some people aged under 65 years with diabetes, most heart or lung conditions, rheumatic fever heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthmatics who use the orange preventor every day.
- Children aged 4 years or under who have had a stay in hospital for asthma or other breathing problems.
You must ring your doctor to organise. Don’t go to the doctor- telephone first.