Vaccine Clinic update on timing between COVID-19 and Flu vaccines
The HHMP vaccine clinic will offer both COVID-19 and flu vaccination. Efficient timing of your doses can ensure you are protected even earlier.
COVID-19 vaccination will start soon in general practice. This is likely to coincide with the Influenza (flu) vaccination season. So what are the rules?
How many doses is the COVID-19 vaccine? 2 doses
How far apart should the COVID-19 doses be? 12 weeks
How many doses is the flu vaccine? 1 for the vast majority of people (some children <9 and other at risk groups may need a second shot)
Can both vaccines be had on the same day? No.
Flu and covid-19 vaccines will need to be separated form each other by at least 2 weeks. Eg: flu vaccine can be had at least 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after a COVID-19 dose.
Please see the diagram above for a simple graphical representation of the time separation between COVID-19 and Influenza (flu vaccines).
Before coming to the COVID-19 vaccine clinic
Please use the government phase 1b eligibility checker to see if you meet phase 1b criteria so you are ready to book online once that becomes available.