Fife's flu and Covid-19 booster programme is continuing with pace as people aged 60 to 69 and adults aged 16 and over with underlying health conditions begin start to receive invitations for their flu and COVID-19 booster vaccinations through the post from today onwards. Appointments for this group will take place at a local community clinic and will run from late October and throughout November.
Currently, as per JCVI advice, we are vaccinating people in the highest risk groups for both flu and Covid-19 including those who are aged 70 years and over, people in older adult care homes, those who are on the Highest Risk List and frontline health and social care workers - appointments continue to be scheduled for those eligible in these groups on a daily basis so please do not panic if you have not yet received an invite.
In addition we are delivering flu vaccinations to children under 2 years old who have underlying health conditions, preschool children aged 2-5, all school pupils, pregnant women and all NHS healthcare workers.
The winter flu and COVID-19 vaccination programmes are working together to reduce the risks for both types of illness. Wherever possible, those eligible for the booster jab will receive both the flu vaccine and COVID-19 boosters on the same day. This is safe and effective to do and will reduce the need to have two separate appointments.