Flu jab to be offered to 35 million people including secondary school pupils, amid warning of 'challenging winter'

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07-17-2021

More than 35 million people, including secondary school pupils, will be offered a free flu vaccine this winter under plans announced by the government. Announcing the winter plan, Health Secretary Sajid Javid encouraged all those eligible for a flu jab to come forward. "The flu vaccine is safe, effective and protects millions of people each year from what can be a devastating illness," she said. "Last winter, flu activity was extremely low, but this is no reason for complacency as it means less people have built up a defence against the virus. And Dr Nikita Kanani, NHS medical director for primary care, said getting your flu jab could "help save your life".

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