FREE flu vaccines are now available from GP clinics and selected pharmacies for everyone aged 65 and over or for people who are most at risk if they get flu.  

  • Pregnant women (any trimester)
  • People aged under 65 years with any of the medical conditions listed here
  • Children aged 4 years or under who have been hospitalised for respiratory illness or have a history of significant respiratory illness.

Even healthy people get the flu, and it can be serious.  A flu vaccination is one of the best ways to stay well.

Find out more on the Ministry of Health website Flu (influenza) vaccines

You can have any COVID-19 vaccination at the same time as your free flu vaccine. There's no need to leave a gap between these vaccines.

Being up-to-date with all your vaccinations gives you the best possible protection. You will need to check the vaccination site is able to administer both before you arrive.

If you've recently had COVID-19 you can have a flu jab as soon as you've recovered.

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine if you've had COVID-19

Influenza-like illnesses can be similar to COVID-19. This chart can help.

If you don't have a GP, you can find one using our online directory.


Last updated 29 June 2022.