The 2018 flu vaccine is now available for adults and children 3 years and older. The vaccine for children aged under 3 is expected in mid April. This year the vaccine contains two A strains (including the H3N2 strain which caused much trouble for the northern hemisphere during their recent winter) and two B strains.
Full information about influenza vaccine (including who is eligible for free shots) can be found here
You may have heard that shingles vaccine is now free for adults aged 65-80. The best protection against shingles is immunisation. The shingles vaccine (Zostavax) is free at age 65 years.
Until 31 March 2020, anyone aged from 66 to 80 years is also eligible for a free shingles vaccine.
Talk to your doctor if you are immunosuppressed or immune deficient as the shingles vaccine may not be suitable for you.
Those aged 50 to 64 years who are at increased risk of shingles or are a household contact of an immune compromised individual may also benefit from the vaccination, however a cost will apply for this age group