December 15, 2020

Patients urged to get flu vaccine before Christmas

Health chiefs urge those with long-term health conditions to get their flu jab, as PHE analysis shows 6 in 10 flu deaths are people with underlying conditions.

Over the last 5 years, flu has killed an average of 11,000 people in England each year, but the figure has ranged from around 4,000 deaths in the 2018 to 2019 season to more than 22,000 deaths in 2017 to 2018.

Read more – Public Health England (11/12/20)

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