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You might be able to get a flu jab from your GP for free on the NHS
As the nights continue to get colder and darker, the flu season begins. Protecting yourself is the best way to avoid getting sick over the winter months – and it can also help relieve the strain on the NHS. We explain how to get a free flu jab, or get one on the cheap.
Flu vaccines are offered for free to people who are the most at risk. These include those suffering from long-term conditions such as asthma or diabetes. People aged over 65, pregnant women and children over the age of six months are also covered. You can get a free jab from your local GP or pharmacy.
SHOULD YOU GET ONE?
If you’re in one of the high-risk groups then the NHS advises that you get one free of charge. For more information visit nhs.uk/ Conditions/vaccinations/pages/ who-should-have-flu-vaccine.aspx
HOW TO GET A CHEAP ONE
Supermarkets and high street pharmacy chains all offer vaccines. The cheapest one we’ve found is from Asda, which costs £5 and is available at 225 branches across the UK.
Have a flu jab for a healthy winter