NHS flu and covid vaccine programmes brought forward due to risk of new covid variant

From the 11th September 2023, eligible people in Cheshire and Merseyside have been able to access a COVID-19 vaccine, in line with the latest expert guidance on the new COVID-19 variant.

The announcement to bring forward the COVID-19 and flu vaccination programmes follows an announcement on the risks presented by the new BA.2.86 variant and pre-emptive measures the NHS was asked to take.

Eligible people should wait to receive an invite from their local provider.

You can find out who is eligible for the flu and COVID-19 jabs this winter here.