Flu and COVID-19 are very infectious respiratory viruses.

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

These vaccines help to build immunity to the viruses that may be circulating this year.

The flu and COVID-19 vaccines can be given at the same appointment, as separate injections in the upper arm.

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 (external website).


The JCVI has provided an updated statement on the COVID-19 vaccination programme for autumn 2022 (external website).

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) letter confirms the cohorts for the seasonal flu immunisation programme 2022/23 (external website). 

Last updated: 23 November 2022