Flu and the COVID-19 vaccine – Message from NHS England

The message for patients is that you still need to get the flu jab if you’re getting the COVID-19 vaccine, as the COVID vaccine will not protect you against the flu or stop you spreading the flu virus. You should still get your flu jab at the earliest opportunity to protect yourself and those around you.

You should get the flu jab as soon as you can from either your GP or local pharmacy. Do not delay getting a flu jab in anticipation of being offered the COVID-19 vaccine.

To check whether you are eligible, visit the ‘Flu vaccine’ page on the NHS website.

Guidance for social care workers on how to get the flu vaccine is available.