Now is the time to start booking your annual flu jab.
The NHS flu programme in England typically offers the flu vaccine to those over the age of 50, pregnant women and those with existing health conditions or weakened immune systems. We will have clinics throughout November and December.
In a typical winter, flu is one of the biggest health concerns for many older and vulnerable people. With the additional threat of coronavirus this year, the public are being advised to take extra care to avoid both of these diseases. The government hopes for as many people as possible to receive the flu jab to reduce the risk of caregivers and healthcare workers coming under immense pressure.