Flu season has begun – get your jab, warns NHS

GPs are urging parents in Horsham and Mid Sussex to protect their children against the flu

GPs are urging parents in Horsham and Mid Sussex to protect their children against the flu

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People are urged to get their flu jab as the viral illness has begun to circulate.

NHS England in Leicestershire and Rutland is reminding those deemed ‘at risk’ that they can get their free flu vaccination at their local pharmacy as well as at their GP practice. At-risk groups include anyone aged 65 and over, pregnant women, children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or respiratory disease), and children and adults with susceptible immune systems.

Even if you have had the flu vaccination before, you still need to have it every year as the vaccine changes to protect against the different strains of flu which evolve each year.

Information: www.nhs.uk/staywell