Flu vaccine

How to get a vaccine

Those who are eligible can get a flu vaccine by  visiting a community pharmacy or by contacting their GP practice.

There is also a local telephone service available to help all residents in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland with vaccine information. Call: 0116 497 5700, lines are open: Monday –  Saturday between 9am – 3.30pm.

Who is eligible?

The following people are eligible for the flu vaccine:
  • those aged 65 and over
  • those aged 6 months to under 65 years in a clinical risk group
  • pregnant women
  • residents in older adult care homes & their staff
  • carers in receipt of carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person
  • immunosuppressed patients and persons aged 12 to 64 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • carers aged 16 to 64 years
  • working aged adults in long-stay residential care homes & settings & their staff
  • all children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2023
  • school-aged children (from Reception to Year 11)

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LLR Vaccination Service

The Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland Vaccination Service is a website to help the local population find vaccination sites offering the flu vaccine this winter.

Why should I get vaccinated?

The flu vaccination programme provides vital protection to those eligible and their families over winter, keeping people from developing serious illnesses, and helping to minimise hospitalisations during busy winter months.

The protection offered by each dose of the flu vaccine reduces over time and therefore it is very important that eligible people take up the offer of the next seasonal dose, in order to receive maximum protection.

Covid-19 vaccine

If you become newly immune suppressed, you will be eligible for a Covid vaccine in between seasonal vaccination programmes. Speak to your clinician who will be able to advise you how to get the vaccine. 

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