All frontline health and social care workers should get the winter flu vaccination — including all Personal Assistants (PAs). For the first time, this year, PAs will be able to access the vaccine free of charge from GPs and community pharmacies, via the NHS Complementary Scheme. This vaccination is available now. (Local availability may vary).
To access the scheme, PAs will simply need to attend a GP surgery or community pharmacy and identify themselves as a PA. However, we are aware that individuals have been asked to provide proof in the past, and we have therefore provided a letter that can be used for identification, as attached available here.
The process for PAs to access the flu vaccination, is as follows:
Information regarding access to the Flu jab for Personal Assistants in the rest of the UK.