The NHS has released a video urging those eligible to get their flu vaccinations as soon as possible.
Richard Fuller, MP for North Eat Bedfordshire, said:
There's been a lot of talk recently about the potential for outbreaks of flu virus this winter alongside Covid.
This NHS video details some of the risk factors and explains why it is important for those who are eligible to get their vaccinations as soon as possible.
Those eligible for a COVID-19 booster vaccine should book as soon as they are invited, with around 30 million people eligible for a COVID-19 booster vaccine.
Those eligible for a free flu vaccine should come forward to get it as soon as possible. Last year, the free flu vaccine was offered to 30 million people, this year the programme is being expanded again to the largest in history offering it to over 35 million people who are eligible.
Eligible people can book an appointment for their flu jab at either their GP practice or their local pharmacy. Those who are pregnant can ask for their free flu jab at their local maternity service.