Notts: Council urge ‘at risk’ groups to ensure their protection from flu this winter

County Hall at Trent Bridge
County Hall at Trent Bridge

Notts County Council is urging people in ‘at risk’ groups to make sure that they are protected against flu this winter.

Each year, people in certain groups including young children, pregnant women, anyone aged over 65 and people with certain long-term conditions are offered a free seasonal flu vaccination which can protect them against flu, and the potentially serious consequences it can have for them.

Councillor Joyce Bonjak, chair of Notts Health and Wellbeing Board, said: “Flu is unpleasant for anyone, but for certain people, it can be much more dangerous or even fatal. “

“ That’s why those people that are entitled to a free jab should get themselves protected as early in the flu season as possible by making an appointment with their GP.”

If you’re not sure if you are entitled to a free flu vaccination, talk to your GP for more information.