Everyone who is eligible for a free flu vaccine and COVID-19 booster is being urged to take up the offer as soon as they are invited to do so.
- If you’re eligible for a free flu vaccine, you can book an appointment at your GP surgery or a pharmacy that offers it on the NHS. Flu vaccine – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
- COVID-19 vaccination appointments can be booked via the National Booking System on the NHS website.
- Local pharmacies can help with minor ailments and you can call NHS 111 or visit the NHS 111 website for more urgent needs.
I am a parent carer. Do I get a free flu jab?
As a parent of a child with SEND, are you registered as a carer with your local GP?
Carers, including parent carers, are eligible for the free flu vaccine if you get Carer’s Allowance or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk. You can get a free jab if you live with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus (COVID-19) .
If you struggle to get registered on the GP carers register, please contact your GP surgery, reminding them of the NHS eligibility guidance. You can also approach your local pharmacy who can also provide free flu vaccinations to carers and adults with learning disabilities. (Source Contact)
NHS urgent mental health helplines
NHS urgent mental health helplines are for people of all ages. It’s important to know that support is available, even if services seem busy at the moment because of coronavirus.
You can call for:
- 24-hour advice and support – for you, your child, your parent or someone you care for
- help to speak to a mental health professional
- an assessment to help decide on the best course of care