COVID-19 vaccine

NCL Wide

Autumn flu and COVID-19 vaccine programmes

Flu and COVID-19 vaccinations are currently on offer. 

Eligible cohorts for COVID-19 vaccination in Autumn/Winter 2023-24 are:

  • adults aged 65 and over, irrespective of place of residence. (Individuals who turn 65 by 31 March 2024 can be vaccinated at any point in the campaign)
  • residents (of any age) in a care home for older adults
  • individuals aged six months to 64 years in a clinical risk group, including those who are pregnant, as defined in Tables 3 and 4 in Green Book, Chapter 14a
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • individuals aged 12 to 64 who are household contacts (as defined in Green Book, Chapter 14a) of those with immunosuppression (see ‘Immunosuppression’ rows of Tables 3 and 4)
  • individuals aged 16 to 64 who are carers (as defined in Green Book, Chapter 14a)
  • staff working in care homes for older adults.

A national communications campaign to support uptake will begin in November. All eligible individuals should be invited to come forward by 15 December 2023, as advised by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to give maximum protection during the peak winter period. Outreach and pop-up clinics to support vaccination of underserved communities and reduce inequalities may continue until 31 January 2024 based on population need.

Patients can now book a single appointment online for co-administration of COVID-19 and flu vaccinations on the National Booking Service.

Walk-in vaccination clinics in NCL are listed in two different ways: a national search page showing walk-in times at pharmacy sites, and an NCL ICB web page showing walk-in times at PCN sites and community pop-up locations

All practices can support the vaccination programme by:

Public-facing resources include eligibility posters with diverse family images in 28 languages, display screen slides and posters for AV screens.

See all public-facing resources on FutureNHS (requires login).

Review date: Friday, 25 April 2025