People in Jersey encouraged to take flu vaccine as cases rise elsewhere

Children are a "particularly important group", since Australia has seen a high infection rate amongst this age range. Credit: ITV Channel

Eligible adults in Jersey can get their annual flu vaccine from today (19 September 2023).

That includes the over-50s and those at clinical risk - with health officials also urging parents to make sure children aged between 2-16 years old, are jabbed as flu cases spike in other countries.

For children, bookings are done through their schools and will have received a letter, whereas adults should contact their pharmacy or GP surgery.

The Director of Public Health Jersey, Peter Bradley, said: "Every year the viruses change a little bit and that's why we need a top up.

"This year for flu we are seeing from Australia there's quite a high infection rate for children so that's a particularly important group."

Those requiring a COVID-19 booster can get theirs at the same time as the flu jab.

This can only be done at Fort Regent and you should tell the staff upon arrival.

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