Getting a flu or COVID-19 vaccination

Vaccines are our best protection against flu and COVID-19. Over the last few years, winter vaccines have kept tens of thousands of people out of hospital and helped to save lives.

Those who are eligible are offered annual COVID-19 and flu vaccines during autumn and winter. COVID-19 boosters are also offered to some groups during spring.


People who are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine

The following groups will be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine during spring 2024:

  • adults aged 75 years and over
  • residents in care homes for older adults
  • individuals aged 6 months and over who are immunosuppressed

Eligibility for the COVID-19 booster also includes those who turn 75 years old by 30 June 2024. These people will be eligible for a vaccination at any point in the campaign. People admitted to an older adult care home or who become immunosuppressed by 30 June are also eligible.

Book your COVID-19 vaccine

If you’re eligible, you can book your appointment to get the vaccine by visiting NHS – book, cancel or change a COVID-19 vaccination appointment.

If you cannot book online you can book over the phone by calling 119 free of charge.  You can speak to a translator if needed.

A local NHS service may also contact you, such as your GP surgery, to get a vaccine for you or your child. This is usually done by text or a phone call, but you may sometimes get a letter or a notification in the NHS App.

You will be able to get the vaccine from your own practice if you’re registered with:

  • Richmond Road Medical Practice
  • Elsdale Street Surgery
  • Lower Clapton Group Practice
  • Latimer Health Centre

If you’re registered at other GPs, you will be invited to book at Richmond Road or via a number of local pharmacies.

COVID-19 vaccination frequently asked questions

Dr Sandra Husbands, Director of Public Health answers some common questions on the COVID-19 vaccine.

People who are eligible to get the flu vaccine

The next flu campaign will start in autumn 2024. Details will be available on the NHS website closer to the launch date.

Page updated on: 15 April 2024