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Winter flu vaccination programme begins

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Winter flu vaccination programme begins

From this week, millions of people in at risk groups are being urged to get vaccinated, as the seasonal flu vaccine is made available free of charge from GPs for people in at risk groups.

Seasonal flu can be life threatening. Last year, 602 people with flu died in the UK. About 70% of deaths were in young and middle aged people aged 15 to 64 years. More