The MP for Bromsgrove, Sajid Javid, has urged all those people who are eligible for the flu jab to get one this winter, as the Government launches its drive to vaccinate 30 million people.
This year, the flu vaccination programme is being expanded to help protect people from flu and ease pressure on the NHS and urgent care services. The health system is working to provide the free flu vaccine to 30 million people, the highest number on record, including:
· All primary school children, and, for the first time, Year 7 children.
· Two- and three-olds.
· The most vulnerable people, including adults aged 65 and over, those with long-term health conditions and pregnancy women.
· The household contacts of people on the NHS Shielded Patient List and all health and social care workers who have direct contact with the people they care for.
Once uptake has been maximised in the most at-risk groups, newly eligible 50-64-year olds will be invited for vaccination later in the season.
Commenting, Sajid Javid MP, said:
“As we approach the winter, I urge everyone in Bromsgrove who is eligible to get vaccinated”
“As we combat Covid-19, I would also urge everyone to keep following the social distancing rules, wear face coverings where appropriate and keep washing your hands”