Individuals aged 50 to 64 will be able to get a vaccine from their GP or pharmacy.
Additional stock to vaccinate this new group can be ordered by GPs, trusts, and pharmacists from the centrally secured government supply of over 7 million vaccines.
The extended offer comes as part of the most comprehensive flu vaccination programme in the UK’s history this winter, alongside plans to support the NHS as it continues to respond to coronavirus and to relieve winter pressures on A&E and emergency care.
The roll-out of the flu vaccine to over 50s is separate from any future COVID-19 vaccine roll-out.
Further details on the COVID-19 vaccination deployment plan will follow.