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Vulnerable groups and over 65's urged to get flu jab

Thu, 18 Oct 2012

It’s that time of year again when doctors are urging those who need it to get vaccinated against flu.

Those targeted are traditionally the over-65s and individuals who suffer from other medical issues.

Last year’s winter vaccine offered up to 80 per cent protection against catching the virus and resulted in reduced numbers of hospital admissions and death rates.

Between now and November are the best times to receive the jab.

Director of Public Health Dr Kishore said flu can often lead to pneumonia if contracted by someone in one of the vulnerable groups:


  • Director of Public Health, Dr Kishore


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