COVID-19 is still about, and if you’re older, have an underlying health condition or you’re pregnant, it’s more likely to make you seriously ill. Even milder symptoms can make you feel unwell, and mean missing out on work, education, or social plans.

The COVID and flu vaccination programmes have been brought forward following the emergence of a new COVID-19 variant.

Eligible people are being urged to get their winter vaccinations for flu and COVID-19 as soon as possible for the best protection.

The eligible groups to be offered the COVID-19 vaccination include:

  • Everyone aged 65 and above
  • Pregnant women
  • Those in long-stay residential care homes
  • People aged six months old or above with certain health conditions
  • Frontline health and social care staff
  • Unpaid carers and household contacts of those at higher risk
  • People aged 12 to 64 years who live with people who are immunosuppressed

Eligible people 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.

Need extra help?

Our Spirit of Salford Helpline is still available for you to get help, support, and advice on lots of different issues that you might be facing, including COVID-19.

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This page was last updated on 27 September 2023