Older People

Active healthy older people living in the community, frail older people living in care and everyone in between can benefit from being immunised against flu every year.

Immunisation against flu provides older people with some protection against getting the disease, and if you do get flu, can make the symptoms less severe. By being immunised against flu each year, your risk of being admitted to hospital or dying from severe flu complications will be lower than older people who were not immunised. 

Older people who get the vaccine every year can get more benefit from their immunisation than adults who have a flu immunisation this year but only had them occasionally in the last few years.