Get your free flu vaccine
SEFTON residents eligible for the flu jab are being urged to make sure they get protected.
Free flu vaccinations are available to all pregnant women, all children aged two to four, children in Years 1-3 at school, residents of all ages with a long term health condition and everyone aged 65 and over.
Most can get vaccinated at their local GP practice and parents with children in Years 1-3 will be asked for permission for them to receive the nasal spray vaccination at school.
While most people can recover from flu in about a week, each winter, tens of thousands of people in England end up in hospital because of flu with hundreds dying from a complication of seasonal flu.
Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “It is vital to spread this really important public health message to protect Sefton residents who are at greater risk of serious effects from flu.
“We want to make sure that everyone who is eligible for a free flu vaccine knows how to get it to make sure they are vaccinated throughout the winter months.”
Scott Briscoe outside Liverpool Crown Court