Overview

Flu and COVID-19 are very infectious respiratory viruses.

This winter, flu and COVID-19 vaccinations will be offered to those who are eligible.

The information and resources provided in these pages aims to support the workforce to:

  • be fully informed about flu and COVID-19 vaccinations
  • support vaccine confidence and equity
  • be an aid to conversation about the vaccines

Learn more about this year's winter vaccination programme on NHS inform.

Guidance 

The JCVI has provided an updated statement on the COVID-19 vaccination programme for autumn 2023.

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) letter confirms the adult cohorts for the seasonal flu immunisation programme 2023/24

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) letter confirms the childhood and schools’ based seasonal flu immunisation programme for 2023/24.

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) letter confirms the eligibility of poultry and outbreak response workers at highest risk in Scotland for the seasonal flu vaccine until the end of the programme on 31 March 2024.

Last updated: 17 January 2024