Free NHS flu vaccination
A free NHS flu vaccine is available every year to eligible people, to protect them from the risk of flu and it's complications.
Flu can be serious and is very different to the common cold; it can even be life threatening if you're in an at-risk group.
Birmingham has more than 140 local pharmacies that provide free NHS flu vaccinations for people in the following groups:
- 65 years of age or over
- pregnant (any stage)
- have certain medical conditions (eg Asthma, COPD, Bronchitis, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's or Motor Neurone disease, Learning Disability or heart, liver or kidney disease)
- BMI of 40 or higher
- have lowered immunity because of disease or treatment (eg steroids or cancer treatment), or live with someone with lowered immunity
- carers of elderly or people with disabilities
- work in a social care job providing care to vulnerable people
- work in a hospice
- work in healthcare and have contact with patients
Your GP may also offer flu vaccination to some of the groups listed - please ask your GP for an appointment.
How to find your local service
To find your nearest community pharmacy that provides an NHS flu vaccination service, simply enter your postcode in the box below. You can search any location in Birmingham.