In line with expert advice, the NHS is offering flu and COVID-19 vaccines to those at greater risk of serious illness this autumn and winter.
Those who can get both vaccines through the NHS include:
- everyone aged 65 and above
- pregnant women
- care home residents
- people aged 6 months old or above with certain health conditions
- frontline health and care staff
- unpaid carers
- household contacts of those at higher risk.
If you are eligible, book your flu and seasonal COVID-19 vaccination online at nhs.uk/wintervaccinations or via the NHS App by 14 December 2023. You will not be able to book a vaccination online after this date.
After 14 December, you may be able to book a COVID-19 vaccination directly with a local NHS vaccination service, such as a pharmacy, or visit a walk in site, but there will be fewer COVID-19 appointments and you may have to travel further. Details of walk in sites can be found at Find a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
After 31 January, the COVID-19 vaccine offer will close. In most cases, you will have to wait until a future seasonal campaign. If you develop a new health condition or start treatment that severely weakens your immune system, you may be able to get vaccinated sooner, but only if your clinician advises it. You will still be able to get your flu vaccine until 31 March, but you are encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as you can.
For further information on COVID-19 and flu vaccinations, please visit the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership website.
Information updated 05 December 2023