Flu and Covid-19 viruses can be life threatening and have the potential to increase pressures faced by the NHS this winter, particularly if infection waves from both viruses coincide. We are therefore encouraging all unpaid carers in Surrey to take up the offer of a free flu vaccination as a priority, not only to protect themselves and the people they care for, but to help reduce hospitalisations during a time that we expect will be especially busy for the NHS and social care.

How to get a Surrey Carers’ Flu Jab Voucher

Surrey Carers’ Flu Jab Vouchers are available through all our Carers Support Services:

•             Surrey County Council Adult Social Care

•             Action for Carers Surrey

•             Crossroads Care Surrey

•             Surrey Independent Living Council

How to use the voucher

If you are an unpaid carer looking after someone who is elderly or disabled, you can ask for a flu jab at your GP practice or take a Surrey Carers’ Flu Jab Voucher to your nearest participating community pharmacy. The vouchers provide the assurance that you are known to carers services here in Surrey and are therefore entitled to a free vaccination.

Find out more about the Surrey Carers’ Flu Jab Voucher at Action for Carers Surrey: : www.actionforcarers.org.uk/flu

18:32, 20 Sep 2021 by Lesley Windle