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Who can have an NHS flu vaccine from a pharmacy

You can get a free NHS flu vaccine from a pharmacy if:

  • you're aged 65 years old or over (including if you'll be 65 years old by 31 March 2024)
  • you have certain long-term health conditions
  • you're pregnant
  • you're a frontline worker in a social care setting who cannot get a vaccination from your employer

The pharmacy will tell you how and when you can book your vaccination.

Find out more about who can have an NHS flu vaccine

Important: Egg allergy

Some flu vaccines are made using eggs.

Ask your pharmacist for a low-egg or egg-free vaccine, if you have an egg allergy.

Children under 18 years old

Children under 18 years old cannot get a flu vaccination at a pharmacy. But they may be able to get it from their GP surgery or school.

Find out about children's flu vaccination

Health and social care workers with vouchers

If you have been given a voucher for a flu vaccine by your employer, you'll be able to use this at a pharmacy that offers this service. Check with the pharmacy if they'll accept the voucher.

If you're a social care worker who is eligible to have a flu vaccine on the NHS, you do not need to present your ID at a pharmacy. However, if your employer can provide you with a letter identifying you as a social care worker it may make things easier on the day.

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Page last reviewed: 21 November 2023
Next review due: 21 November 2026