Vaccines are our best protection against flu and COVID-19. Over the last few years, they have kept tens of thousands of people out of hospital and helped to save countless lives.
While flu and COVID-19 are unpleasant for most people they can be very dangerous and even life threatening for some, particularly people with certain health conditions, older people and pregnant women.
For those that are older, pregnant or with certain health conditions, catching flu can increase the risk of developing more serious illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia or can make existing conditions worse.
In line with expert advice, the NHS is offering flu and COVID-19 vaccines to those at greater risk of serious illness this autumn and winter.
Further information about the COVID-19 and Flu vaccination programmes in West Yorkshire can be found the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership website (opens external link).