Flu is very infectious and can be serious. Even healthy people can become seriously ill from flu. Flu can lead to complications that may result in hospitalisation or even death.
The annual flu vaccine is the safest and most effective way to help protect against the flu.
NHS inform provides information for the public about immunisations in Scotland.
When the flu vaccine is given
NHSScotland will invite those eligible for the free flu vaccine from September 2022 onwards. This will help protect individuals before flu viruses start to circulate, which is usually in winter.
Policy and guidance
Further information is provided by the Scottish Government Chief Medical Officer (CMO) directorate (external website):