Vaccines have helped us build a wall of defence and return to a more normal way of life, which is why this autumn and winter it’s vital that eligible people come forward for their COVID-19 booster vaccine and flu jab to protect themselves, their loved ones and the NHS.
Due to colder weather which favours transmission experts have warned there could be a significant flu surge this winter coinciding with continuing or rising COVID-19 cases.
The government has launched a nationwide advertising campaign to encourage those eligible to get their COVID-19 booster and flu jabs, to protect themselves and their loved ones this winter.
Boots, Asda and LloydsPharmacy, as well as the nation’s independent pharmacies, have backed this drive and encourage people to come forward and get their free flu vaccine and COVID-19 booster jab when eligible.
People will be invited for the COVID-19 booster jab when it’s their turn – if they have not been contacted within a week of reaching 6 months since their second jab they can call 119 or book online.
Those who are eligible for a free flu vaccine can book an appointment through their GP surgery or local pharmacy.
To find out if you’re eligible and book your winter vaccines visit: nhs.uk/wintervaccinations