If you’re at greater risk from COVID-19 and flu, it’s important to get the extra protection of vaccination in winter.
You’re eligible for free COVID-19 and flu vaccinations if:
- you’re aged 50 or over
- you’re pregnant
- you have a weakened immune system
- you have a long-term health condition that puts you at greater risk
For most people, flu is unpleasant, but for some it can be dangerous and even life-threatening. COVID-19 is also still making people very ill every day.
Both vaccines are safe and effective, and are the best protection from these viruses. It’s important to get both vaccines if you’re invited.
You need to have the flu vaccine every year because the viruses that cause flu change every year.
Your immunity from the COVID-19 vaccine also reduces over time. This is why those at greater risk are being invited to get a booster.
The best time to have the flu vaccine is in the autumn before flu starts spreading. But you can get the vaccine later.
If you’re eligible it’s important to get these vaccinations ahead of winter when viruses circulate most and can cause the most harm.
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If you’re 65 or over, you’re also eligible for the pneumococcal vaccine, which will help protect you from pneumonia. Our team will contact you if you’re eligible.
If you have any vaccination queries, please call 119.