Flu and COVID-19 vaccinations

Flu vaccinations

The flu vaccine helps protect against flu, which can be a serious or life-threatening illness. It’s offered on the NHS every year in autumn or early winter to people at higher risk of getting seriously ill from flu.

Who should have a flu vaccination?

You can get the free NHS flu vaccine if you:

  • are aged 65 or over
  • have certain long-term health conditions
  • are pregnant
  • live in a care home
  • are the main carer for an older or disabled person, or receive a carer’s allowance
  • live with someone who has a weakened immune system

For further information about flu vaccinations, please visit the official NHS flu vaccinations page here.

How do I book my flu vaccination?

We will contact all eligible patients near the autumn period to book you in for your free flu vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccines are offered because viruses change and protection fades over time. It’s important to top up your protection.

If you’re at increased risk of serious illness from COVID-19, getting a COVID-19 vaccine can:

  • help to reduce your risk of getting severe symptoms
  • help you to recover more quickly if you catch COVID-19
  • help to reduce your risk of having to go to hospital or dying from COVID-19
  • protect against different strains of COVID-19

Who should have a COVID-19 vaccination?

You or your child may be offered a spring COVID-19 vaccine if you:

  • are 75 years or over (you need to be 75 years old by 30 June 2024)
  • are 6 months to 74 years old and have a weakened immune system
  • live in a care home for older adults

How do I book my COVID-19 vaccination?

To book your COVID-19 spring vaccination and to check your eligibility, you can book online here.

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccination, click here to visit the official NHS page.

Page last reviewed: 16 May 2024