This page provides information about the flu jab and the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The flu jab is the best protection against the consequences of getting the flu (influenza). All GPs will take the coronavirus measures into account during the annual flu vaccination clinic. You can get the flu jab safely.

Stay 1.5 metres from others

The GP practice ensures that everyone can maintain physical distance from others during the flu vaccination clinic. As a result, your GP may sometimes choose not to hold the flu vaccination clinic in their own practice, but in a different location, such as a sports hall. Only the care provider who gives you the shot will come closer. Stand with your back to the care provider as much as possible. Here is how you can help:

  • Keep your distance from other people who are present.
  • Do not look at the care provider while they are giving you the shot.
  • Make sure you can uncover your arm easily, so contact will be short.

If you have symptoms, stay home and get tested

Do you have symptoms that could indicate the coronavirus (COVID-19), such as a nasal cold, runny nose, sore throat, sneezing, coughing, shortness of breath, sudden loss of smell or taste, elevated temperature or fever? Then you cannot come to the vaccination clinic. In that case, make another appointment with your GP practice. During the vaccination clinic, you will be asked again beforehand whether you have these symptoms.

Flu and COVID-19

Do you have more questions about the flu jab and COVID-19? For example because you have had COVID-19 yourself, or because you are curious about how the coronavirus measures affect the spread of the flu virus? 

See the most frequently asked questions about the flu jab and COVID-19.