The NHS is offering flu and Covid-19 vaccines to people at greater risk of serious illness this autumn and winter, including:
- everyone aged 65 and over
- pregnant women
- care home residents
- people aged 6 months old and over with certain health conditions
- frontline health and care staff
- household contacts of those at higher risk
COVID booster vaccine
If you are eligible for a COVID booster vaccine, the NHS will be in touch with you to invite you to book an appointment. Care home residents can book through their care home, or you can:
- Book an appointment online through the NHS App or the NHS website
- Call 119 for free to book an appointment
- Book an appointment at your GP surgery
- Check if your local pharmacy is offering walk-in vaccination appointments
Weekly walk-in at University College London Hospital
There is also a COVID vaccination walk-in clinic every week at University College London Hospital, for all eligible people aged 18 and over. No booking needed, just turn up.
Appointments are on Saturdays and Sundays, 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm, at Outpatients Clinic K, University College London Hospital, 235 Euston Road, NW1 2BU.
Adult flu vaccinations can be booked now through your GP practice or pharmacy, or at some maternity services if you’re pregnant.
If you’re eligible, book your winter vaccines as soon as you can.
We encourage everyone who is eligible to book your winter vaccines as soon as possible, and to get both vaccines in the same appointment for protection against both viruses in just a few minutes.
Getting vaccinated will help to protect you and the people around you this winter, as well as supporting the NHS during busy winter months.
Find out more about both vaccines and how to book.
Flu vaccines for kids
The flu vaccine is being offered to most children including all 2 and 3 year olds, school aged children from reception to year 11, and children with underlying health conditions.
The children’s flu vaccine is usually given as a quick and painless spray up the nose.
Children under 5 have one of the highest hospitalisation rates for flu. Last year, more than 6,000 under-5s in England were hospitalised by flu, and many more needed care in accident and emergency. The vaccine reduces a child’s chance of needing hospital care for flu by around two-thirds.
School-aged children will get their flu vaccine through schools and community venues and those aged 2-3 years old or with certain health conditions can get the flu vaccine at their GP practice.
Having your child vaccinated protects others around them, including babies, grandparents and people with weak immune systems, and allows NHS services to be available for the people who need them most over the winter months.
Find out more about the child flu vaccine.