Guidance

Flu vaccination: who should have it this winter and why

This explains the importance of the influenza (flu) vaccination this winter: 2021 to 2022.

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The flu vaccination: who should have it and why (print version)

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This guidance explains to patients how they can help protect themselves and their children against flu this winter. It includes information for children, eligible adults and pregnant women, and details 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.

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A British Sign Language video

This British Sign Language video is available to download.

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Published 6 August 2015
Last updated 26 August 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added links to British Sign Language video, Braille, English large print, and translated versions.

  2. Updated The flu vaccination: who should have it and why.

  3. Added Braille, British Sign Language (BSL) and large print versions of this leaflet.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. Added new translated versions of the document.

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

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

  10. Updated flu leaflet for 2017 to 2018.

  11. Updated 2016 to 2017 winter flu leaflet

  12. First published.