Jo wants those at risk from flu to get vaccinated
All those at risk from flu should take steps to protect themselves this year, says Jo Swinson MP.
Jo and her fellow Members of Parliament attended an event to publicise Westminster Flu Day today (Monday 24th October), and warned constituents about the dangers of flu.
“Every year the flu affects an estimated 10-15% of the UK’s population, and claims 3000 – 4000 lives each year. The importance of getting the flu vaccination to those who are infirm or vulnerable should not be overstated.
“The NHS provides free flu vaccinations for at risk groups – those aged 65 or over; people with chronic respiratory (including asthma), heart, renal or liver diseases; diabetes; low immune systems; as well as people living in long-stay facilities such as nursing and residential homes and carers of elderly or disabled people. Anyone who thinks they may be eligible for a free flu vaccination can find out by contacting NHS Direct on 0845 4647.”
Jo joined other Members of Parliament in publicising this campaign and set an example by getting herself immunised