Eligible people are being urged to get their winter vaccinations for flu and COVID-19 as soon as possible for the best protection.
The adult COVID and flu vaccination programmes have been brought forward following the emergence of a new COVID-19 variant.
Eligible adults can book their COVID-19 vaccination now on the NHS App, on the NHS website or by calling 119 for free if they can’t get online.
Adults can book their flu vaccination through their GP practice or local pharmacy, and some people may be offered their vaccinations directly by a local NHS service.
The flu vaccine is also offered to most children who should get it as soon as they can for their protection and to help stop the virus spreading to others. The children’s flu vaccine is usually given as a quick and painless spray up the nose.
Flu and COVID-19 can be unpleasant. But for many people, particularly those with certain health conditions, older people and pregnant women, they can be very dangerous and even life-threatening. Catching both viruses over winter increases the risk of serious illness even further.
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