Families urged not to miss their free flu vaccines
Families are being encouraged to not miss out on getting the free flu vaccination for themselves and their children as winter and the flu season loom.
NHS England has already started sending out invitations for flu vaccinations to all ‘at risk’ groups including carers, children and medically vulnerable people. Also, for the first time, older secondary school pupils aged up to 15, including those aged 15 on 31 August 2021, are included in this year’s vaccination programme.
Following the lifting of COVID restrictions, health chiefs want more people than ever vaccinated against flu this winter because they are worried about the impact of flu circulating widely alongside COVID in the UK for the first time.