Worc County Council

Flu and COVID-19 Winter 2023


Flu occurs every year, usually in the winter, which is why it’s sometimes called seasonal flu. It’s a highly infectious disease with symptoms that come on very quickly. To find out more about the symptoms of flu visit the NHS website.

Flu vaccination: who should have it this winter and why?

The flu vaccine provides the best protection available against a virus that can cause severe illness.

If you are eligible for flu vaccination, you need to be vaccinated every year as the antibodies that protect you from flu decline over time, and flu strains change from year to year. It can take up to two weeks for your immunity to build up fully after you have had your flu vaccine. NHS Flu vaccine.

Where can you get the flu jab in Worcestershire?

To find a pharmacy that offers the flu jab visit NHS flu vaccine


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Who should have it and why?

Booster doses are an important part of protecting yourself from COVID-19 if you are at higher risk from severe COVID-19. Booster doses help increase your protection from becoming seriously ill or needing to go to hospital if you catch COVID-19.

Where can you get the COVID-19 booster vaccination

You can visit this website to find out where you can get the covid booster vaccination locally to you:

How to get a booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine


Further information on all health and well-being in Worcestershire:  https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/flu-and-covid-19