COVID and flu vaccinations Autumn 2023 / 2024

 Patient leaflet - Important information to keep you safe while isolating at home


COVID and flu vaccinations Autumn 2023 / 2024


As you may be aware there has been a lot of information regarding the changes to the COVID vaccination programme that will be starting in September 2023. The logistics and changing timescales for the COVID and flu programme this year have been challenging.  We are pleased to confirm the 3 surgeries, Chawton Park, The Wilson Practice and Boundaries which are all within the A31 Primary Care Network (PCN), will be offering flu and COVID vaccinations. 

If you are eligible to receive the flu and or COVID vaccination, you will shortly receive an invitation to book in to a Practice within the A31 PCN. However, please do only contact the Practice you are registered with to book any appointments.  

We will be using an automated booking system where you can pick your own appointment via a link that will be sent to your mobile or email address.  There will also be some appointments made available via the online accounts. 

If you do not have access to an online account, a mobile phone or email, please do call the Practice after 13:00 Monday to Friday or pop in and speak to a member of our team. 

Invitations will start being sent after Friday 1st September 2023, and we will be prioritising our most vulnerable patients first.  

Where patients are eligible for their flu AND COVID vaccination, clinical studies have shown that it is safe to co administer the vaccines and so we will try where possible to offer  both on the same day.  However, we do understand that some patients would prefer to have these vaccinations on separate dates. If this is the case, please do let the team know at the time of booking


If you are unsure, please see below those who are eligible for the 2023/2024 flu vaccination programme:


  • 6 months - 65 years in clinical risk groups
  • pregnant women
  • all aged 65 years and over on 31st March 2024
  • those in long stay residential care homes
  • carers, those in receipt of carers allowance or main carer of an older or disabled person
  • household contacts of immunocompromised individuals
  • frontline health and social care staff


** Please note that this is different to the flu cohorts for the previous years. **


Those eligible for the COVID vaccination in the 2023/23 programme are as follows:

  • Residents in a care home for older adults
  • all adults aged 65 years and over
  • persons aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk group
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • persons aged 12 to 64 years who are household contacts (as defined in the Green Book) of people with immunosuppression
  • persons aged 16 to 64 years who are carers (as defined in the Green Book) and staff working in care homes for older adults.



HIOW Covid helpline:

0300 561 0018 and the national booking service: this link has information on eligibility, NBS and walk-ins