Get vaccinated. Get Winter Strong

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The NHS is offering flu and COVID-19 vaccines to those at greater risk of serious illness this autumn and winter. Vaccines are our best protection against flu and COVID-19.

Those who can get both vaccines through the NHS will include everyone aged 65 and above, pregnant women, care home residents, people aged 6 months old or above with certain health conditions, frontline health and care staff, unpaid carers and household contacts of those at higher risk.

If eligible, you are encouraged to come forward as soon as you can, for the best possible protection. It is important to top up your protection, even if you have had a vaccine or been ill with flu or COVID-19 before, as immunity fades over time and these viruses change each year.

The flu vaccine is also offered to most children including all aged 2 and 3 years old and school aged children from reception to year 11, as well as those with underlying health conditions. The children’s flu vaccine is usually given as a quick and painless spray up the nose.

Children should get the flu vaccine as soon as they can for their protection and to help stop the virus spreading to others.

Most people will receive both vaccines at a GP practice or a local pharmacy. School-aged children will get their flu vaccine through schools and those aged 2 to 3 years old or with certain health conditions can get the flu vaccine at their GP practice.

If you are pregnant, you may also be able to get the flu and COVID-19 vaccines through your local maternity service.

Find out if you are eligible and book now

Find a COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinic in Bexley at walk-in covid clinics.