For the best protection, eligible people are being urged to check all immunisations are up to date including winter vaccinations for flu and COVID-19.
The adult COVID and flu vaccination programmes have been brought forward following the emergence of a new COVID-19 variant.
Booking vaccines is quick and easy; it usually takes just a few minutes to protect yourself and stay strong this winter.
The eligible groups to be offered both a winter COVID-19 and Flu vaccination include:
Eligible adults 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.
In addition to the above the following group are eligible for a free COVID-19 vaccination:
Last year, more than 6,000 under-fives 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.
The flu vaccine is also offered to most children who should get it as soon as they can for their protection and to help stop the virus spreading to others. The children’s flu vaccine is usually given as a quick and painless spray up the nose.
Adults can book their flu vaccination through their GP practice or local pharmacy, and some people may be offered their vaccinations directly by a local NHS service.
Vaccines are the best protection against both viruses so please share these posts on your social media as appropriate.
Flu and COVID-19 can be unpleasant many people, particularly those with certain health conditions, older people, and pregnant women. Catching any virus over winter increases the risk of serious illness even further.
You can find out the latest information about both vaccines and how to book by visiting the NHS website.
You can use the Greater Manchester Integrated Care website to find local pharmacies in Salford offering the Flu and the COVID-19 vaccination.
For advice on what to do if you test positive for COVID, if you suspect a member of your family may have COVID or measures that can prevent you infecting anyone else.
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This page was last updated on 27 September 2023