Staying well during winter

Vaccinations – Flu & COVID-19

BSL RETINA Support

Flu and COVID-19 are circulating at the same time again this year. The best way to protect against both illnesses for yourself and your family is to have the flu and COVID-19 vaccinations.

Flu

The flu vaccines is updated every year to fight the latest version of the illness, so it is important you have this year’s vaccine even if you had the flu jab last year.

For more information about the flu vaccine including for children or pregnant women visit www.newham.gov.uk/flu

The NHS flu vaccine is free for many people. Find out more at www.nhs.uk/flu

COVID-19

Everyone over 12 years old is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. 12-15 year olds will be offered one vaccine and this will take place in schools. Find out more on the NHS website

It is important for everyone over 16 years old to get both vaccinations, and the booster if you are offered it, to get the maximum protection. You can book your vaccinations at www.newham.gov.uk/bookyourvaccine

The COVID-19 booster vaccine is available for people who are over 16 years old. If eligible, you can get your booster vaccine 6 months after your second vaccine. You will be contacted by the NHS or your GP when you are able to book for your booster. You can book an appointment or find a walk in clinic at www.newham.gov.uk/bookyourvaccine

To find out more about the booster visit www.nhs.uk/covid-booster

It is safe to have the flu and COVID-19 vaccinations at the same time or close together. If you are not yet eligible for your booster yet, you should not wait get your flu jab.

The vaccines are free for everyone who is eligible, and only available through the NHS. Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccines, including the booster, at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination