Everything you need to know
about the Flu Vaccine
The flu vaccine is a very effective and safe vaccine. Every year, the NHS provides it to people who are at risk of becoming extremely ill from the flu. This page is about the adult flu vaccine. Learn more about the flu vaccine for children. Before the flu season begins, the optimum time to get vaccinated is in the autumn or early January. The vaccine, on the other hand, can be obtained later.
Flu vaccine and coronavirus (COVID-19)
It is critical to get vaccinated against the flu because:
- Because fewer people developed natural immunity to the flu during the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are expected to get it this winter.
- If you catch the flu and COVID-19 at the same time, you’re more likely to become critically ill, according to a study.
- Getting the flu and COVID-19 vaccines will protect you and the people around you from both of these serious infections.
It’s okay to get the flu vaccine if you’ve had COVID-19. It will continue to be useful in preventing flu.
COVID-19 booster vaccine
Both the flu and the COVID-19 booster vaccines may be available to some persons.
It’s safe to have both immunizations at the same time if you’re offered them.