image of dr with vaccine in hands
image of dr with vaccine in hands

Autumn booster campaign begins

People across Norfolk are about to be offered their Covid-19 and flu booster vaccinations.

They are being urged to come forward when they invited and have a jab.

Who will be invited for a Covid-19 vaccine?


  • Residents in a care home for older adults
  • All adults aged 65 years and over
  • Persons aged 6 months to 64 years who are in a clinical risk group.
  • Frontline health and social care workers
  • Persons aged 12 to 64 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression
  • Persons aged 16 to 64 years who are carers and staff working in care homes for older adults.

Kate Keeling, Head of Immunisation and Health Inclusion, NHS Norfolk and Waveney said: “We are gearing up for the autumn campaign of vaccinations which will include both flu and COVID-19.

“People in Norfolk and Waveney who are eligible must come forward when they are invited to do so. We know that vaccinations are the best form of protection and keep people safe and well, especially during the winter months.

“Vaccinations will be available for those who need it through many ways including their local GP practice, community pharmacies, some hospital hubs, wellness hubs and on the Wellness on Wheels (WoW) bus.

“It is best to have your flu vaccination in the autumn or early winter before flu rates increase. Remember that you need it every year, so do not assume you are protected because you had one last year.”

Flu vaccine

Those eligible for the flu vaccine are:

  • everyone aged 65 years and over
  • everyone under 65 years of age who has a medical condition, including children and babies over 6 months of age
  • all pregnant women, at any stage of pregnancy
  • all children aged 2 and 3 years (provided they were aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August before flu vaccinations starts in the Autumn)
  • all children in primary school
  • some secondary school-aged children (Years 7 to 11)
  • everyone living in a residential or nursing home
  • everyone who receives a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person
  • all those living with someone who has a lowered immunity due to disease or treatment
  • all frontline health and social care workers