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Londoners urged to vaccinate their children against flu as rates of the virus increase

 

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Londoners urged to vaccinate their children against flu as rates of the virus increase

Public Health England is urging parents in London to ensure their children are vaccinated against flu, if they are eligible. All two, three and four year old children are entitled to a free flu vaccine but current vaccination rates for this age group in London are currently less than 30%.

Rates of flu are increasing in London with the current rate of reported ‘influenza-like illness’ at 23.2 per 100,000, slightly higher than the England rate of 21.3 per 100,000. However, some London boroughs are experiencing much higher rates, indicating that flu season is well-underway in the city.