In line with expert advice, the NHS is offering flu and COVID-19 vaccines to those at greater risk of serious illness this autumn and winter, and the offer has been brought forward following the emergence of the new BA.2.86 COVID-19 variant.
Those who can get both vaccines through the NHS 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.
Those who are eligible can book their COVID-19 vaccine on the NHS App or by visiting www.nhs.uk/seasonalvaccinations
You do not have to wait for an invitation before booking an appointment.
Those who can’t get online can also make a booking at one of the same sites by calling 119 for free. Some areas will also be offering local walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations where possible and you can find out more about these on the NHS walk-in COVID vaccination clinic finder.
For further information on COVID-19 and flu vaccinations, please visit the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership website.