Make getting protected at the top of your Christmas list! 

23rd November 2023

Local NHS colleagues are urging those who haven’t yet come forward for their autumn COVID vaccination or their annual flu jab, should do so without delay. 

To stay protected this autumn, it is not too late for those who are eligible for their COVID and flu vaccinations, to get booked in or visit a walk-in site as soon as they can.  

Even if people have previously had a vaccination or been ill with Covid or flu before, immunity fades over time and these viruses change each year, so it is important people top up their protection. That is why we have made it as easy as possible to get your vaccine. 

Additional clinics across Norfolk and Waveney will be available over the coming weeks, this is time limited from 25th November until the 10 December 2023. 

As the countdown to Christmas begins, additional stops will be made for the Wellness on Wheels (WoW) Bus up until the 10 December 2023. If you see it, make sure you hop onboard. 

Kate Keeling, Head of Immunisation NHS Norfolk and Waveney said:  

“We are really pleased with how many people have come forward so far this autumn. 

“This is a reminder that we still urging those most at risk of these life-threatening viruses to get the protection they need this winter and book their free appointments today.   

“Covid is still with us, so getting these vaccinations is one of the best ways to stay well. There are still many vaccine appointments available online or alternative there are many walk-in slots available.  You can sign up for one, or both jabs together today. It’s never been easier to get protected.” 

Those eligible for a COVID vaccination: 

Tick your COVID and flu vaccination off your Christmas list this year and enjoy the festivities by staying well. 


  • There are many slots available including walk-in options.
  • People eligible for both winter vaccines include all aged 65 and over, those that are pregnant, those aged 6 months and above with certain health conditions, care home residents, frontline health and social care staff, unpaid carers and household contacts of people with a weakened immune system.