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Flu vaccine and COVID-19 autumn booster

How do I get vaccinated?

Our COVID Autumn Booster vaccination programme is now underway. Getting boosted is the best way to protect yourselves, your loved ones and the community from serious illness, so please attend your appointment when invited.

The vaccination will be delivered in GP Practices, Community Pharmacies and our two Mass Vaccination Centres (MVC), and those eligible will receive an invite in the post. There is no need to contact the Health Board or your GP Practice directly.

If you are also eligible for the flu vaccine, GPs, Community Pharmacies and MVC’s may be able to offer the COVID and Flu vaccination at the same time if stock is available. However, in order to not delay the COVID-19 booster programme, you may be invited separately for your flu vaccine. Health Board staff may be invited via Occupational Health pop up clinics.

Autumn booster vaccinations are only available by appointment. There will be no walk ins available for your autumn booster.

Can I reschedule my appointment? 

If you are unable to attend your appointment you can reschedule by emailing cvuhb.massimms@wales.nhs.uk or calling the booking centre on 02921 841234. Please note there may be a wait to get through, so try emailing first.

If you think you have been missed, the Health Board will run a leave no one behind programme to make sure everyone eligible is offered an Autumn Booster. More details will be shared as we reach the end of a cohort to manage demand.

 

People with a long-term health condition that increases the risk

Flu

Our flu programme is being finalised and we will be sharing further details in due course.

COVID-19

Those who are severely immunosuppressed will be invited to receive their autumn booster vaccination at a local GP Practice or Mass Vaccination Centre (MVC). You will receive your appointment details via letter, you will be invited for your vaccination from September - October.


Adults who live in a care home

Flu

Our flu programme is being finalised and we will be sharing further details in due course.

COVID-19

Our Community Vaccination team has begun attending Care Homes across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan to vaccinate all those eligible for an autumn booster vaccination.


All staff working in care homes for older adults

Flu

Our flu programme is being finalised and we will be sharing further details in due course.

COVID-19

All care home staff will be invited to receive their autumn booster vaccination at a Community Pharmacy at locations across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. You will receive your appointment details via letter, you will be invited for your vaccination from September - October.


People aged 80 or over

Flu

Our flu programme is being finalised and we will be sharing further details in due course.

COVID-19

Those aged 80 or over will be invited to receive their autumn booster vaccination at a local GP Practice or Community Pharmacy. You will receive your appointment details via letter, you will be invited for your vaccination from September - October.


Frontline health care workers

Flu

If eligible, frontline health care workers will be given the opportunity to receive their flu vaccination when attending one of our Mass Vaccination Centres (MVCs) for their COVID-19 Autumn booster vaccination.

COVID-19

All frontline health care workers will receive their autumn booster vaccination at one of our Mass Vaccination Centres (MVCs) at Woodland House and Barry Holm View. You will receive details of your appointment details via letter, you will be invited for your vaccination from September – October.


Frontline social care workers

Flu

Our flu programme is being finalised and we will be sharing further details in due course.

COVID-19

All frontline social care workers will receive their autumn booster vaccination at a Community Pharmacy at locations across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. You will receive details of your appointment details via letter, you will be invited for your vaccination from September – October.  


People aged 79 and under

Flu

Our flu programme is being finalised and we will be sharing further details in due course.

COVID-19

We will be inviting all those eligible for their autumn booster vaccination in the order outlined below. You will receive your appointment details via letter, we ask that you please wait to be contacted.

When and where you will be vaccinated

Age Group

When will you be vaccinated?

Where will you be vaccinated?

79 - 75

You will be invited from September – October

You will be invited to attend of our Mass Vaccination Centres (MVCs)

74 - 70

You will be invited from October – November

You will be invited to attend of our Mass Vaccination Centres (MVCs)

High risk adults under 70 years old

You will be invited from October – November

You will be invited to attend of our Mass Vaccination Centres (MVCs)

69 - 65

You will be invited from October – November

You will be invited to attend of our Mass Vaccination Centres (MVCs)

Moderate risk adults aged 15 - 65

You will be invited from October November

You will be invited to attend of our Mass Vaccination Centres (MVCs)

64 - 60

You will be invited from November onwards

You will be invited to attend of our Mass Vaccination Centres (MVCs)

59 - 55

You will be invited from November onwards

You will be invited to attend of our Mass Vaccination Centres (MVCs)

54 - 50

You will be invited from November onwards

You will be invited to attend of our Mass Vaccination Centres (MVCs)


Pregnant women

Flu

Our flu programme is being finalised and we will be sharing further details in due course.

COVID-19

If you are eligible for an autumn booster please refer to the earlier sections of this webpage, which provide programme information for each eligible group.


Flu vaccine for children  

  • The yearly flu vaccine is recommended for all children from the age of two (age on 31 August 2022) up to and including school year 11.
  • Children aged 2-3 can get their vaccine from their local GP surgery.
  • Most primary and secondary school children will get their vaccine at school.

The Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan school flu programme commenced on 20th September and will take place over a 12-week period. All the relevant information including e-consent forms and the timetable of school flu vaccination sessions will be communicated to parents, carers and/or guardians via their child’s school.

Parents, carers and/or guardians are required to complete an e-consent form prior their child receiving a flu vaccination. We will issue further information on flu vaccination catch-up sessions in due course.


Further groups eligible for the flu vaccine

Flu

Our flu programme is being finalised and we will be sharing further details in due course.

COVID-19

If you are eligible for an autumn booster please refer to the earlier sections of this webpage, which provide programme information for each eligible group.