Are you eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination?

If you have had or been offered a flu vaccination before, you may already have been invited by your practice for a flu vaccination this year. However, you can now check if you are eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination, using the eligiblity checker in Patient Access.

The eligibility checker is accessed from the homepage and will take between 3-5 minutes to complete. The questions are based on the 2019 NHS flu vaccination eligibility criteria. Answering these questions will help you understand if you are eligible for a free vaccination and allow us to give you relevant guidance on accessing NHS flu vaccination services. 

If you are not eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination, you can still book a private flu vaccination at a pharmacy using Patient Access

Questions

Eligibility can be checked by any patient, or by someone acting on behalf of a patient. The questions are based on:

  • Age group
  • Pregnancy
  • Long term medical conditions
  • Carers or care home residents
  • Allergies

Scroll back through the questions if you need to make any changes. 

Outcomes

Based on the information provided, the eligibility checker will provide one of the following outcomes, and the subsequent options.

You are eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination

  • Book GP appointment 
  • Book free pharmacy appointment

Not eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination

  • Book pharmacy appointment

Seek GP advice

  • Contact your practice as more information is required, for example, around your long term medical condition(s)

Still having a problem?

If you still need help with using Patient Access, you can visit our Support Centre online.

If you want to discuss medical issues, please contact your practice