Flu vaccine 2023-2024 season, UK NHS

The UK’s NHS flu immunisation programme for adults and eligible children started on September 11th 2023. 

Flu immunisation is being offered to the following groups of people:

  • Age 65 and over (England and Wales); age 50 and over (Scotland and Northern Ireland)
  • Age 6 months to under 65 years in ‘clinical risk groups’ – this includes people on immunosuppressive treatment
  • Close contacts of immunocompromised individuals – this includes close contacts of people on immunosuppressive treatment
  • Workers in residential care homes, domiciliary care, hospices
  • Healthcare workers
  • Carers for elderly or disabled people
  • People in long-stay residential care
  • Pregnant women
  • Children aged 2 – 3 years on August 31st 2023
  • School-aged children (Reception to Year 11)

You may be offered the flu vaccine and the COVID-19 booster at the same appointment. 

For more information, go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

Covid-19 Autumn 2023 booster vaccine, UK NHS

A COVID-19 booster dose immunisation programme will be available in UK from September 11th 2023. 

The COVID-19 booster dose is being offered to the following groups of people:

  • Age 65 and over
  • ‘Clinically vulnerable’ people aged 6 months – 64 years – this includes people on immunosuppressive treatment
  • People aged 12 – 64 who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression
  • Care home residents and staff
  • Frontline health and social care workers 
  • People aged 16 – 64 who care for elderly adults

You may be offered the COVID-19 booster and the flu vaccine at the same appointment. For more information, go to https://healthmedia.blog.gov.uk/2023/08/08/covid-autumn-booster-vaccine-2023-everything-you-need-to-know/