Can Care Assistants get a free flu jab?

Published: 22/09/2020

If you are the full-time carer for someone, it’s advised that you take advantage of the free flu jab to protect both yourself and the person you care for. Should you catch the flu and become too ill to leave home, it may be more difficult or impossible for you to continue looking after the person you care for. 

Also, if you are someone’s primary carer because they are elderly or unable to live alone, they are at greater risk of becoming seriously ill if they catch the flu. They may then experience complications from the virus, such as bronchitis or pneumonia. However, the person you care for may be eligible for a free flu jab themselves.