COVID-19 and seasonal flu vaccinations.

The NHS is offering COVID-19 vaccines this autumn to those eligible starting with those at greatest risk.

For Covid-19 and flu everyone aged 50 and over, people with certain health conditions that put them at risk and frontline health and care staff will be offered a vaccine.

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, said “It is important people who are eligible come forward as soon as possible when it’s their turn for extra protection ahead of winter.

“I was pleased to see so many people take up the vaccine during the pandemic and those most at risk should continue to keep themselves protected.

“We know that vaccines have an incredibly positive effect on serious illness, hospitalisations and deaths and by getting the vaccine we as a community can protect ourselves and do our part to help minimise the pressure on NHS this winter “.

For maximum protection your COVID vaccination must be at least three months after your previous dose. Once invited people can book their seasonal COVID-19 vaccine using the National Booking Service or by calling 119, or can find a local vaccination walk-in site.

The COVID-19 and the flu vaccine can be given on the same day and some people might get both vaccines at the same time. However, this may not always be possible so the NHS is encouraging everybody to get each vaccination as soon as they can rather than waiting to get both at the same time.

More information is available about how to book an appointment by visiting and