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Bromley Council back NHS flu jab campaign for vulnerable

PUBLISHED: 16:49 24 October 2013 | UPDATED: 16:49 24 October 2013

Pensioners and those with long-term illnesses are being urged by Bromley Council to get their free flu jab this winer.

The council is supporting a national NHS campaign to encourage vulnerable people to protect themselves this winer.

Those recommended to take the jab are anyone with heart problems, diabetes, liver or kidney disease, or lowered immunity. Also, those over 65, pregnant women and carers are all urged to protect themselves.

Said Nada, the council’s director of public health, said: “For the majority of people the flu is a very unpleasant illness but it can be very serious and even life threatening for older residents and those at risk of health complication.

“We urge everyone who is eligible to have the vaccine as soon as possible to protect themselves over the winter.”

For the first time this year, an annual nasal spray flu vaccine is available for children aged two and three. For more information, visit nhs.uk/flu.

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