The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have announced that this year’s autumn flu and Covid-19 vaccine programmes will start on the 11th September. This is a precautionary measure following the identification of a new Covid variant.
The decision means those most at risk from winter illness – including health and social care staff and carers, those who care clinically vulnerable and those aged 65 and over will be able to access a Covid vaccine in September.
Individuals who fall into these higher-risk groups are encouraged to take up the jab as soon as they’re invited. Staff working in homelessness services should support those eligible to access the vaccines when available.