Boost your immunity this winter

Published on: 29th September 2021

Flu and Covid-19 can both be life-threatening and spread more easily in winter, when we are all crowded together inside.

This winter, most adults and children will be eligible for a flu jab, a Covid-19 vaccination and/or a booster.

These free vaccinations are the most effective way to boost your natural immunity and protect yourself and your family from these viruses.

You will be contacted by letter or text to let you know which vaccines are available to you. It’s really important this year to take the vaccines that the NHS invite you for. You can also book to have your jabs at your local pharmacy.

Book your vaccine appointments, boost your immunity, stay well and protect the NHS this winter.

Who is eligible to receive the free flu vaccine:

  • People aged 50 and over
  • People with long term health conditions
  • Pregnant women
  • Parents of 2-16-year olds
  • Carers
  • Frontline health and social care workers.

For more information on flu, visit: www.nhs.uk/conditions/flu/

Who is eligible to receive the Covid-19 booster vaccine:

  • People aged 50 and over
  • People aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts you at high risk from Covid-19.

You need to wait for a least six months after your second Covid-19 vaccine dose to receive your booster. Please wait to be contacted by the NHS before booking your booster dose.

Who is eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine:

  • Everyone 12 years of age and older is now eligible to get a Covid-19 vaccination.

 

Third dose vaccines for the immunosuppressed

For those who are immunosuppressed and at particular risk from the Covid virus, then you are eligible for a third dose of the vaccine. For this group of people, this is not considered the same as a booster.

If you are immunosuppressed you will be contacted by GP to have your third dose of the vaccine, 8 weeks after having your second dose (or as soon as possible if you had your second dose longer than 8 weeks ago). You will then be invited for a further booster dose, 6 months after your 3rd dose.

 

For more information on how to get your Covid-19 vaccine in North West London visit: www.nwlondonccg.nhs.uk/coronavirus/vaccine-centres.

For more information on Covid-19 visit: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.

Look out for more information on NHS services and staying well here: www.nwlondonccg.nhs.uk/.

If you live in North Kensington and have been affected by the tragedy at Grenfell, you can also find information on NHS services and staying well here: www.grenfell.nhs.uk/.