Seasonal Flu & Covid Vaccination

Flu can be a very serious illness and the vaccine is highly recommended for patients who are:

  • aged 65 years and over
  • pregnant women
  • pre-school children aged 2 years and over
  • children at primary school and secondary school (up to Year 12)
  • health and social care (HSC) workers
  • aged 6 months or over with an illness or underlying condition such as heart, lung, kidney, liver, neurological disease, diabetes, impaired immunity
  • a very high body weight (BMI greater than 40)
  • in receipt of a carer’s allowance or the main carer, or the carer of an elderly or disabled person
  • close contacts of immunocompromised individuals

For further information about flu, including who should be vaccinated, the signs and symptoms of flu, advice on prevention and how to look after yourself if you get flu, click on the following link: 

Details regarding this year's seasonal flu vaccination programme will be available from September 2023.

Patient General Flu Leaflet

Flu is more serious than you think (English and translations) | HSC Public Health Agency (

Patient information leaflet

A guide to the COVID-19 vaccine autumn programme 2023 | HSC Public Health Agency (


Patients invited for vaccination should adhere to the following instructions:

  • Do not attend if you have been asked to isolate or are unwell in any way.  
  • Arrive at your exact appointment time and not earlier as we are trying to control patient flow through the building.  
  • Wear clothing which will enable quick and easy access to your upper arm.  Be ready for your vaccine when you approach a vaccination station.
  • You should attend alone unless assistance is required.
  • Please complete the consent form if sent to you and bring it with you to your appointment.  
  • Children should be accompanied by only one adult if possible.