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New flu vaccine available this winter for those aged 65 and over

 

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New flu vaccine available this winter for those aged 65 and over

A more effective flu vaccine is available this winter for older people, which could prevent deaths and reduce the burden on the NHS.

The vaccine, available for the first time this year in the UK for those aged 65 and over, could reduce GP consultations by 30,000, hospitalisations by over 2,000 and prevent over 700 hospital deaths from flu in England, alleviating some of the health burden that seasonal flu places on the population, workplaces and the NHS.