SHOULD I HAVE A JAB?
The NHS is urging the 21 million Britons eligible for a vaccine to get one. Those who can get it free are pregnant women, people with certain chronic long-term health conditions like asthma, overweight people with a BMI over 40 and everyone aged over 65. Children aged between two and eight years are also eligible. The vaccine for adults is given via an injection – and for children, in the form of a nasal spray. You can also get a jab privately at pharmacies. However, it’s not always effective on every strain. Last year, the vaccine reduced the risk of flu in children by 66 per cent and
40 per cent in adults.