Guidance on flu and coronavirus
COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) is a respiratory illness which is very contagious, and spreads quickly.
Most people with COVID-19 have mild respiratory symptoms that feel much like a cold or flu. But it can be much more serious for older adults, people with underlying medical conditions, and those who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19.
For more information on coronavirus, including on vaccinations, accessible information and what to do if you are experiencing symptoms, visit our COVID-19 page.
COVID-19 and flu vaccinations this autumn
The NHS is offering flu and COVID-19 vaccines to people at greater risk of serious illness this autumn and winter (ie. winter 2023/2024).
Those who can now get both vaccines through the NHS include:
- everyone aged 65 and above
- pregnant women
- care home residents
- people aged 6 months old and over with certain health conditions
- frontline health and care staff
- household contacts of those at higher risk.