I went into Day Lewis chemist this week brandishing a text message from my doctor saying that I should be getting a flu jab this year for the first time as I am in the vulnerable category. The pharmacist told me that in fact this year, everyone over 50 years old is entitled to the vaccine, while stocks last.
I would recommend that people get it if they can, especially if they are planning to mix with others over the festive season. The vaccine is not 100% effective so the more people that have it, the less likely the flu is to spread. No-one wants to have flu, particularly this year. As you would expect it is a quick, efficient and painless process.
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