Put the Flu jab at the top of your to-do list!

Haringey Council is encouraging people most at risk from cold weather, including those with long-term health conditions and the over 65s, to prepare for the lower temperatures.

One of the ways people can stay safe this winter is to get immunised against flu. Getting a flu vaccine during 2020-2021 is more important than ever because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Vaccination is especially important for adults 65 years and older, who account for most hospitalizations and deaths from flu and from COVID-19, people with long term health conditions, everyone living in a residential or nursing home and anyone who cares for an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.

Even if you had a flu jab last winter you will need another one this year as the vaccine is changed annually to fight the latest strains of flu.

If you fall into any of the above categories, or for any advice and information about the flu vaccination, speak to your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist. Find out more in this short animation.

The jab will help protect you and your family from flu and more serious problems so please act today.

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  • If you have never had a pneumonia vaccine, make sure you get that too. Check with your GP.

  • I think it is free to over50s - see your doctor.

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