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Free jabs are available to pregnant women and pensioners.Read the full story ›
Primary school children in Year Four will now be offered flu vaccination, Public Heath England have announced.
This will mean 170,000 more children may take the jab in prevention of contracting the flu virus this winter.
In 2016, in the South West, an estimated 50% of children aged between two and eight years old were not given the vaccination.
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The NHS is urging pregnant women across the West Country to get a flu jab this winter - protecting themselves and their unborn child.
Only 30 per cent of eligible women in our area have so far received the vaccination this season.
Figures show pregnant women have a seven times greater risk of dying from flu-related illnesses than other non-pregnant women.
All pregnant mums should make every effort to have the flu vaccination during their pregnancy.
It’s important to recognise that significant risks exist to both mother and unborn child if they contract the flu virus.
The flu vaccination is not harmful and offers the best level of protection, it is safe during any stage of pregnancy.
To get a flu jab contact:
- Local maternity service