Flu vaccinations

Flu vaccinations

‘Just the flu? There is no just about it. For many people, a bout of flu makes you feel miserable but it’s not a serious illness. If you are generally healthy, you will usually recover from it within a week.

But some people are more at risk of developing potentially serious health problems from flu, such as bronchitis, pneumonia and sometimes death.

A flu jab not only helps protect you from the virus, it will also help protect your family and friends. Many people don’t have any side effects – some may develop a cold or slight temperature but this should settle without treatment in a couple of days.

The NHS offers the flu vaccine free of charge to the following groups:

    • adults 65 and over
    • people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
    • pregnant women
    • people living with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
    • children aged 2 and 3 on 31 August 2020
    • children in primary school
    • children in year 7 (secondary school)
    • frontline health or social care workers

This year, there are three forms of the flu vaccine; nasal drops for young children, and the usual jab for those under 65 years of age. For those over 65, there’s a new more effective version of the jab.

If you do not fall into the above criteria, you may still be able to purchase a jab at local pharmacies across Doncaster.

Easy Read ‘Flu Resources


Posters about getting vaccinated available in community languages:

In Arabic here

In Bengali here

In Chinese here

In Gujrati here

In Hindi here

In Punjabi here

In Urdu here


Radio Clips about the importance of getting a ‘flu jab:

In Hindi below:


In Polish below:


In Urdu Below: