Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines
The NHS offers free flu and Covid vaccines to those at greater risk of serious illness.
Vaccines are our best protection against flu and Covid. Over the last few years, they have kept tens of thousands of people out of hospital and helped to save countless lives.
Who can get the vaccines?
The flu and Covid vaccinations are available to people who:
- are aged 65 or over
- have certain health conditions
- are pregnant
- live with someone who has a weakened immune system
- are a carer
- are a frontline health or social care worker
- live in a care home.
Most children can get the children's flu vaccine. This includes children aged 2 to 3 years, school-aged children (Reception to year 11) and children with certain health condition.
How to get the Covid vaccine
If you're eligible for the Covid vaccine, you can:
- Contact the Practice (to check for availability at our local Enhanced Access Hubs, St Charles and Violet Melchett)
- Book a vaccination appointment online
- Via the NHS App
- Calling 119
- Find a walk-in Covid vaccine service at some local pharmacies
How to get the flu vaccine
If you're eligible for an NHS flu vaccine, you can get your vaccine from:
- Your GP surgery
- A pharmacy that offers NHS flu vaccination (if you're aged 18 or over)
- Some maternity services (if you're pregnant).
You do not have to wait for an invitation before booking an appointment.
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