What is Help Us Help You?

The Help Us Help You initiative encourages you to take care of your health this winter – starting by having your free flu vaccination if you’re eligible.

This page contains loads of information about the flu vaccine. Follow the link at the bottom of the page to find out more, including how to self-treat many common illnesses and ailments to help you to stay well this winter.

Have you had your flu vaccine?

NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group and City of York Council are encouraging eligible people in the local area to take up the offer of a free flu vaccine.

You are eligible for a free flu vaccine if you:

  • Have a long term health condition
  • Are 65 years or over
  • Are pregnant
  • A child aged two to nine (pre-school, and reception class to year five)

Advanced Nurse Practitioner Cheryl Lythgoe, from Priory Medical Group, talks about the flu vaccine programme for winter 2018-19. 

You can have your flu jab at your GP practice or local pharmacy.


Children in reception to year five will be able to have their vaccine at school, children 2-3 years old will be able to have their flu jab in their GP practice.

Find out more about the flu vaccine and what’s new for the 2018-19 flu season here

There are many myths about flu and the flu jab. Read our guide to the facts and fiction behind winter flu.

For more videos and full article: go to https://www.valeofyorkccg.nhs.uk/winter/