COVID-19 and flu vaccinations

These pages contain information about the vaccinations on offer this winter across Hertfordshire and west Essex to protect people against flu and COVID-19.

Where can I have my vaccinations?
Online booking for flu and COVID vaccinations at a pharmacy has now closed. Some pharmacies are still offering flu and COVID vaccinations until the end of January 2024. Please pop in or phone your local pharmacy to check if they are still vaccinating.

Who can have flu and COVID vaccinations?
Flu and COVID-19 vaccines will be available for groups of people who might be at risk of becoming seriously unwell if they catch one of the viruses. Having a vaccination is your best protection and booster vaccinations keep your immunity topped up. 

The following groups of people are eligible for a COVID-19 booster vaccine:

  • People aged 65 years and over
  • People aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk group. If your child is aged between 5 and 11 years old and is in a clinical risk group, they can have their COVID vaccination at a pharmacy. Book online using the national booking service or call 119. 
  • Residents in a care home for older adults, and some other residential facilities
  • Frontline health and social care workers 
  • Those aged 12 to 64 years who are household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals 
  • Carers in receipt of carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person
  • Pregnant women


The following groups of people are eligible for a flu vaccine:

  • People aged 65 years and over
  • People aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk group
  • Those in long-stay residential care homes 
  • Frontline health and social care workers
  • Close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
  • Carers in receipt of carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person
  • Pregnant women
  • All children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2023
  • Primary school aged children (from Reception to Year 6)
  • Secondary school-aged children (Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11)

If you are eligible for both vaccines, you will probably be offered both at the same time. It is safe to have two vaccines at once and is recommended by vaccine experts to make it easier and more convenient for people to get vital protection from both viruses quickly.