Guidance

Flu vaccination: who should have it this winter and why

Leaflet explaining the importance of the influenza (flu) vaccination this winter 2020 to 2021.

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The flu vaccination winter 2020 to 2021: who should have it and why (leaflet)

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Flu vaccination: who should have it and why: Arabic version

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Flu vaccination: who should have it and why: Bengali version

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Flu vaccination: Who needs it and why - Braille version

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Flu vaccination: Who needs it and why - British Sign Language (BSL) version

Flu vaccination: who should have it and why: Chinese (Simplified) version

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Flu vaccination: who should have it and why: Chinese (Traditional) version

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Flu vaccination: Who needs it and why: French version

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Flu vaccination: who should have it and why: German version

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Flu vaccination: who should have it and why: Gujarati version

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Flu vaccination: who should have it and why: Hindi version

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Flu vaccination: who should have it and why: Italian version

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Flu vaccination: who should have it and why: Kurdish version

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Flu vaccination: Who needs it and why - large print version

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Flu vaccination: who should have it and why: Polish version

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Flu vaccination: who should have it and why: Punjabi version

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Flu vaccination: who should have it and why: Romani version

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Flu vaccination: who should have it and why: Romanian version

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Flu vaccination: who should have it and why: Somali version

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Flu vaccination: who should have it and why: Tagalog version

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Flu vaccination: who should have it and why: Tamil version

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Flu vaccination: who should have it and why: Turkish version

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Flu vaccination: who should have it and why: Urdu version

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Flu vaccination: who should have it and why: Yiddish version

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This information explains to patients how they can help protect themselves and their children against flu this coming winter. It includes information for children, eligible adults and pregnant women, and explains why it’s very important that people at increased risk from flu or who care for someone vulnerable to have their free vaccination every year.

To reduce the chances of those vulnerable to COVID-19 from getting flu, the flu vaccine will be offered to shielded people and those in their households during the winter 2020 to 2021 season.

Hard copies of this leaflet can be ordered free of charge, using the product code: 3079111D1

The translated and large print versions are download only. Please visit the Health Publications website if you require print-ready versions to print large quantities locally.

You can view and download the British Sign Language (BSL) video versions of this leaflet using product code: 2020251

You can also order copies of this leaflet in Braille using the product code: 3079111D1BR

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Copies of printed publications and the full range of digital resources to support the immunisation programmes can now be ordered and downloaded online. Log in to register and place your order.

Published 6 August 2015
Last updated 28 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added Braille, British Sign Language (BSL) and large print versions of this leaflet.

  2. Added translations in Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Kurdish, Polish, Punjabi, Romani, Romanian, Somali, Tagalog, Tamil, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Urdu and Yiddish.

  3. Added translations in Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Kurdish, Polish, Punjabi, Romani, Romanian, Somali, Tagalog, Tamil, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Urdu and Yiddish.

  4. Updated English version of the flu leaflet for 2020 to 2021.

  5. Added new translated versions of the document.

  6. Added leaflet for the new flu season 2019 to 2020.

  7. Added new Winter flu leaflet for 2018 to 2019.

  8. Updated flu leaflet for 2017 to 2018.

  9. Updated 2016 to 2017 winter flu leaflet

  10. First published.