Flu Vaccination Service 2023-24

The revised timings for the Covid 19/Flu vaccination programme

(as at 30th August 2023)

For pharmacies providing COVID-19 vaccinations:

  • From 11th September 2023 vaccination for care home residents and those who are housebound should start, coordinated by Integrated Care Systems (ICS). NHS England is asking ICS to ensure that all residents are vaccinated before 22nd October 2023.
  • From 11th September 2023, COVID-19 vaccinations can also commence for other eligible people via local booking systems, starting with those who are most at risk, including those who are immunosuppressed.
  • On 18th September 2023, this will be complemented by the National Booking System (NBS) which will become available to allow eligible people to book a COVID-19 vaccination online (using NHS.uk), via the NHS App or by calling 119.
  • National COVID-19 vaccination invitations will also start being issued to eligible patients from 18th September.

Wherever possible, patients should be offered flu vaccination at the same time as their COVID-19 vaccination.

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23/24 seasonal vaccination bulletin from the NHS East of England Screening and Immunisation Team