As Carers Rights Day takes place on 23 November 2023 those who are eligible are being reminded to get their Flu and COVID vaccinations to protect themselves and those they care for.

Carers are eligible for a free flu vaccination through the NHS if they receive a carer’s allowance or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick.

If you’re eligible for an NHS flu vaccine, you can:

You may receive an invitation to get vaccinated, but you do not have to wait for this before booking an appointment.

Further information is available on the national NHS website.

Useful links

Find a pharmacy that offers the NHS flu vaccine – NHS (

Book or manage a free NHS flu vaccination at a pharmacy – NHS (

Unpaid Carers make a huge difference to the lives of our patients, but it’s important to remember, they are also patients.

If you provide unpaid care, ask your GP practice to identify you as a carer on your patient record – It’s essential to find ways to look after your health and wellbeing.

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