Flu and Covid-19 Booster Jabs

With colder months fast approaching, the winter flu vaccination programme will get well and truly underway.  This year the flu jab will be offered via GPs, pharmacies and schools to:

  • All children who are aged two and three on 31 August 2021
  • All children in primary school and all secondary school pupils under the age of 16 on 31 August
  • Those aged six months to under 50 years in clinical risk groups
  • Pregnant women
  • Those aged 50 years and over
  • People in residential care
  • Unpaid carers
  • Close contacts of people with weakened immune systems
  • Health and care staff

At the same time, a Covid-19 booster jab is being offered to the over-50s, frontline health and care workers and younger adults with health conditions.  Your Covid-19 booster can only be given 180 days (6 months) after your second vaccination.

If you or any of your clients have questions or concerns about getting a flu or Covid-19 booster jab, please speak to your GP or pharmacist or visit: www.nhs.uk

Support from Sobus:

If you would like to arrange a workshop or information session with your clients about the winter flu vaccine and/or Covid-19 booster, Sobus can help arrange for health professionals to attend to provide the right information or advice. 

You might also want to come along to one of our upcoming meetings:

Sobus Health & Wellbeing Forum, 12th October at 1pm

POPS (Provides of Older People’s Services) Forum, 1st November

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