Kent and Medway residents can now book their autumn Covid vaccine online from Monday, 18 September as the NHS steps up its winter vaccination programmes early in response to the risk of the new Covid variant.
Anyone eligible can book their Covid vaccinations via the NHS website, by downloading the NHS App, or by calling 119 for free.
Thousands of adults who are eligible for winter vaccines – including all aged 65 and over, pregnant women and those with certain underlying health conditions – will also begin receiving invitations from the NHS to encourage them to get their Covid and flu jabs from this week.
GP practices and other NHS services will also be contacting people to offer both flu and Covid vaccines, and people can book the flu vaccine by searching online for a pharmacy.
NHS Kent and Medway Medical Director Dr Kate Langford said: “Vaccines are our best protection against flu and Covid-19, and I strongly encourage all eligible people to come forward for their winter vaccines as soon as they can.
“Older people and those in clinical risk groups remain at higher risk of severe illness, so it’s important all those eligible come forward when offered and get protected against flu and Covid.”
“Those eligible can now easily book a Covid vaccine online – it takes just a few minutes. Please come forward as soon as you can to give yourself and your loved ones vital protection over the coming months.”