Staying well through winter: boost your immunity

Being vaccinated against flu and COVID-19 means protecting yourself so you can be there for your family, friends, and those you care for. The NHS is inviting more vulnerable groups to have free flu vaccines and COVID-19 boosters, so look out for your invite.

Get vaccinated to protect yourself and others

It’s easy for us to pass on COVID-19 or flu viruses without knowing. Some adults and children will be eligible for a free NHS flu vaccine, COVID-19 booster, or both. The NHS is offering these to those who are most vulnerable first.  To see if you are eligible check who can get a free flu vaccine and see our COVID-19 advice pages for information around who can get a COVID-19 vaccine. It is safe to have both jabs at the same time. It’s the most effective way to boost our natural immunity and protect ourselves from these viruses.

If you haven’t yet had your first COVID-19 vaccine, especially if you have a health condition such as heart disease or diabetes, now’s a good time, and it could save your life.

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Find out more

To boost your immunity this winter don’t delay, get your free vaccines as soon as you are eligible. Find information about winter vaccinations at

Where to get COVID-19 and flu vaccines

To get your COVID-19 booster in Lambeth find a list of the closest walk-in sites that offer covid vaccination

To get your annual flu vaccine in Lambeth find a pharmacy that offers the NHS flu vaccine

Vaccines are safe and highly effective

All vaccines must go through the same regulatory approval process as any medicines to ensure they meet strict safety standards and offer high levels of protection.

Let’s keep life moving

COVID-19 hasn’t gone away, and flu presents an additional risk this winter. As well as getting vaccinated, further steps we can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19 include keeping inside areas ventilated or considering wearing a face covering in crowded areas.

Find government advice on living with coronavirus