The flu vaccination programme will be rolled out to the over-50s from December 1 in the next phase of the Government's expanded immunisation programme, it has been announced.
Ministers have promised "", with 30 million people now eligible for the jab. Healthy adults aged 50 to 64 can receive the vaccine from their GP or local pharmacy alongside pensioners, those with underlying health conditions and young children.
Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, said: "This winter is like no other, and we have to worry about the twin threats .
"Covid means getting a flu jab is more important than ever this year, so we are delivering the largest ever flu vaccination programme. Free vaccinations for 50 to 64-year-olds will now be available from GPs and pharmacies, starting from December 1."