Older people in Gainsborough are being urged to get a free flu jab to help protect them this winter.
Dr Tony Hill said it was ‘vital’ for over 65s to get the jab. to get a flu jab. He said: “Flu is not like a bad cold. It can increase the risk of developing more serious illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia, or can make existing conditions worse. In the worst cases, the flu can result in a stay in hospital, and it can even be a killer.”
People aged 65 or over can get a free flu jab on the NHS at their GP surgery, giving them the best possible protection against the virus. Those who care for older people are also advised to get vaccinated.
The best time to get the jab is at the start of the flu season from October to early November.
Simply contact your GP to arrange a convenient appointment and get your jab.