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Are you eligible for a flu jab?

The NHS are encouraging the Yorkshire public if they are eligible for the flu jab to get vaccinated ahead of the winter.

The elderly, pregnant women, children and those with long-term conditions are being urged to get their free flu vaccination.

This year the vaccination is being offered free to more people than ever, including care home workers and more children.

Are you eligible for a flu jab? Credit: PA Images

There has been a significant expansion of the national flu vaccination as they aim to offer the vaccine to over 21 million people.

The Stay Well This Winter campaign is an initiative from Public Health England and NHS England to help the most vulnerable people prepare for winter and avoid having to visit hospital due to common winter illnesses.

Those eligible for free vaccinations are below:

  • Those aged 65 and over
  • People with long term health conditions
  • Health care workers
  • Children aged two and three
  • School children up to year four
  • Children aged six months and above with some health conditions

It is vital that those who are eligible for the flu vaccination get theirs as soon as possible.

The sooner you have it the better as it takes up to two weeks for you to be fully protected.

With more people eligible than ever before and the vaccine available in more locations, people should protect themselves and those around them.

– Medical Director for NHS England, Paul Twomey

The vaccination is available at pharmacies and GP practices