Vaccines are the best protection we have against dangerous viruses like flu and COVID-19.
Getting your vaccination is also one of the ways you can help the NHS in Devon as it faces extreme pressures.
Find out if you’re eligible for these two essential vaccines now at nhs.uk/wintervaccinations
Flu vaccines will be available to eligible people from GP practices (look out for an invitation from the NHS) and through pharmacies.
If you’re pregnant, you should have the flu vaccine to help protect you and your baby. It’s safe to have the flu vaccine at any stage of pregnancy. You can:
- Speak to your midwife about getting the flu vaccine
- Book a vaccination appointment with your GP or a local pharmacy
- Attend one of our walk-in vaccination clinics at the North Devon Leisure Centre. As well as COVID-19 vaccination, we’re also offering flu vaccines if you’re pregnant. Just ask for the flu vaccine at the check-in desk. You can pop in for the flu vaccine only.
COVID-19 booster vaccines
Those who are most at risk from COVID-19 are eligible for a booster dose, six months after their second dose. We are supporting with COVID-19 boosters at the North Devon Leisure Centre in Barnstaple.
A COVID-19 booster vaccine dose helps improve the protection you have from your first two doses of the vaccine.
Please wait to be contacted by the NHS about your COVID-19 booster.
Not too late to get first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine
We would be delighted to see you if you are eligible for a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and haven’t had this yet.
You can book online or attend a walk-in clinic. It helps our team if you can bring some photo ID and your NHS number with you, but you do not need to bring this.
Second doses of AstraZeneca are being delivered on Tuesday 2 November and you can now book an appointment online.
Third doses of COVID-19 vaccine for patients who have severely weakened immune systems
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has issued specific guidance on vaccination of individuals 12 years and over who are severely immunosuppressed.
The JCVI has recommended that third doses are given as part of the primary course of COVID-19 vaccination.
Working in partnership with GPs, our clinical teams are contacting patients who are eligible for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccination. Patients will be provided with the information they need to know, and will be asked to attend a clinic at the Leisure Centre as a walk-in.
Click here for walk-in clinic dates and times on our website.
Could you volunteer at the vaccination centre?
We rely on the support of our volunteers to run a successful vaccination clinic at the North Devon Leisure Centre. Our volunteers make people feel welcome, register them and deal with administrative tasks that leave our staff free to carry out the vaccinations.
We really couldn’t manage without our volunteers, and we are currently recruiting for a number of roles.
For more information and an application form, contact our volunteering team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Protecting our staff from flu and COVID-19
Our staff winter vaccination campaign has kicked off. We’re working hard to vaccinate our staff in time for winter, protecting them and our patients from COVID-19 and flu.
Frontline health and social care workers can now book a COVID-19 booster appointment via the National Booking Service or by contacting 119, provided that 6 months have passed since the date of their second vaccination.
Our vaccination team are giving flu vaccinations to staff in the workplace, and also when they come to the North Devon Leisure Centre for COVID-19 booster. Here are some of our staff supporting our flu vaccination campaign this year.