The ‘Boost your Immunity this Winter’ campaign highlights the importance of the flu vaccine programme and the COVID-19 vaccine programme in helping to stop the spread of flu and COVID-19, and reducing hospital-related admissions for both. This is particularly important at this time when the health service is under severe strain.
The message is clear – if you’re eligible for either the flu vaccine, COVID-19 vaccine, or both, boost your immunity this winter and take up the offer when invited.
Covid-19 Booster Dose Programme
The wider NI COVID-19 booster dose programme began in October for those eligible. This includes:
- Frontline health and social care staff
The roll-out will be on phased basis, as the booster vaccine dose is to be offered no earlier than six months after receipt of the second dose.
For further information on who is eligible for the COVID-19 booster dose see www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/get-covid-19-vaccination-northern-ireland
Those eligible for the flu vaccine 2021 to 2022 includes:
- All health and social care staff
For further information on who is eligible for the flu vaccine this winter see www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/flu-vaccine
HSC staff online booking
For full details of vaccination arrangements within your own trust see staff intranet or staff newsletter.
HSC staff can book flu and if eligible COVID-19 vaccines here
Community pharmacies across Northern Ireland will be offering the flu vaccine to:
- All HSC workers
Details of your nearest participating pharmacy can be found here.
For even more information on the vaccines you can visit these helpful links.