Do I need the Flu Vaccine?

Do I need the flu vaccine?

Flu can be a serious risk to your health. Having the flu vaccine is the only way to protect you and your family from flu.

It’s important that you have the flu vaccine if you are:

  • aged 65 or over
  • expecting a baby
  • have an existing health problem
  • care for an older or disabled person
  • work in health or social care

For children aged 2, 3 and 4 and in school years 1 and 2, the vaccination is available as a nasal spray, with no need for an injection.

Find out more about who should have the flu vaccine here.

The free flu vaccine and nasal spray are available to at-risk groups from your GP surgery. Some pharmacies across Walsall are also offering the free flu vaccine to at-risk groups. You can view the list of pharmacies by clicking here.

More information

If you have any questions or concerns about the flu vaccine, it’s best to talk to your GP. You can also find out more on the following web pages:

Introduction to flu  

Frequently asked questions about adult flu vaccine

Answers to your questions about children’s nasal spray

10 myths about the flu and the flu vaccine