People who are most at risk from complications of flu are recommended to get a flu vaccine every year.
This winter, it is especially important with flu and coronavirus (COVID-19) both in circulation. Research shows that if you get both at the same time you may be more seriously ill.
Your GP practice may have or will be in the process of inviting you to have your flu jab with flu clinics being held throughout the winter period.
Demand is high this year and there may be a slight delay in receiving your vaccination but there is enough flu vaccine for everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated. If you are eligible for the free flu vaccine, you can get it from your own GP practice or any pharmacy offering NHS flu vaccinations
This link explains who is eligible for a flu jab, possible delays in receiving the jab and what you need to do: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/flu-vaccination-why-you-are-being-asked-to-wait
Posted on Wednesday 14th October 2020