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Thousands of patients risking their health by ‘shunning’ flu jab, say family doctors

 

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Thousands of patients risking their health by ‘shunning’ flu jab, say family doctors

Thousands of patients in England could be risking their health by not having the seasonal flu vaccine, according to figures released by the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Compared with the same period last year over 6% fewer flu jabs have been given by GPs with some family doctors claiming their surgery fridges “are full” of unused vaccines because patients are not turning up in the usual numbers.

The RCGP figures show that surgeries in England are vaccinating over 100 fewer patients per practice than this time last year.