Annex 2:  Those eligible for NHS influenza vaccination in 2021 to 2022 are:

·         all children aged 2 to 15 (but not 16 years or older) on 31 August 2021

·         those aged 6 months to under 50 years in clinical risk groups

·         pregnant women

·         those aged 50 years and over

·         those in long-stay residential care homes

·         carers

·         close contacts of immunocompromised individuals

·         frontline health and social care staff employed by:

·         a registered residential care or nursing home

·         registered domiciliary care provider

·         a voluntary managed hospice provider

·         Direct Payment (personal budgets) and/or Personal Health Budgets, such as Personal Assistants.


All frontline health and social care workers are expected to have influenza vaccination to protect those they care for.


The influenza chapter in ‘Immunisation against infectious disease’ (Green Book), which is updated periodically, gives detailed descriptions of the groups outlined above and guidance for healthcare workers on administering the influenza vaccine.