Book your winter vaccines
Flu and Covid-19 are different viruses but they both spread more
Vaccination is the
The following people are now eligible for a free flu vaccine and a Covid-
- people aged 65 years old or over
- people aged 6 months to under 65 years in certain clinical risk
- those in a long-stay residential care home
- paid and unpaid carers
- frontline health and social care professionals
- pregnant women
- close contacts of immunocompromised people.
The following people are eligible for a free flu vaccine:
- all children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2023 (nasal spray)
- school children from Reception to Year 6 (nasal spray) and from
Year 7 to 11.
If you or someone you know falls into these categories, book your
Getting your vaccines is free, available across
Where you can get vaccines
Vaccines are available across Medway including doctor (GP) surgeries, pharmacies and walk-in-clinics.
Midwifery services can offer the flu jab for pregnant women.
Getting your flu vaccine if you are not eligible for free treatment
If you are not eligible for a free flu jab, you can still pay for a jab at your local pharmacy (subject to availability). Speak to your local pharmacy for more details.
Ways to stay safe
The colder temperatures can increase the risk of the winter viruses spreading. It's important to:
- keep warm when you are outside
- wash hands often with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds
- use tissues to trap germs when you cough or sneeze
- bin used tissues as soon as possible.