Eligible patients are now being invited to have their winter vaccinations for 2023 within the practice, with the choice to have either/both the seasonal flu vaccine and the COVID-19 booster vaccine. When booking your vaccination, you do not need to choose which vaccinations you would like, you can do this on the day.
The majority of patients will be sent an SMS text message, allowing them to use a “self-booking link” to book an appointment which is suitable for the patient, without having to phone up. Other eligible patients who may not have a mobile number or access to a smartphone device will be sent a letter invitation through the post about the winter vaccination programme for 2023.
The cohort of eligible patients for this programme, as set out by NHS England, includes:
- All adults aged 65 years and over
- Persons aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk group, as laid out in the Immunisation Green Book, COVID-19 Chapter (Green Book)
- Persons aged 12 to 64 years who are household contacts (as defined in the Green Book) of people with immunosuppression
- Patients who are pregnant
You can find more information online through the NHS website. Visit: nhs.uk/wintervaccinations