Robert Halfon MP urges eligible residents in Harlow to get flu vaccine this winter

Health / Thu 24th Sep 2020 at 09:20am

HARLOW’S MP, Robert Halfon, has urged all residents who are eligible for the flu jab to get one this winter, as the Government launches its drive to vaccine 30 million people. 

This year, the flu vaccination programme is being expanded to help protect people from flu and ease pressure on the NHS and urgent care services. The health system is working to provide the free flu vaccine to 30 million people, the highest number on record. Residents can find out if they are eligible here.

Commenting, Robert Halfon said: 

“This winter, it is so important that those who are eligible for the flu jab, do get vaccinated, as we continue our fight to beat coronavirus.

“I strongly encourage everyone in Harlow who is eligible to get vaccinated so that we can continue to protect our NHS and the health of everyone in our community.”

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: 

“This year more than ever, it’s vital that those eligible for the flu jab get it this winter so you can protect yourself, your family and the NHS. We’re pulling out all the stops to prepare for this uniquely challenging winter and we have enough vaccines for 30 million people this year, more than we’ve ever done before.

“With the simultaneous risk of flu and COVID-19, make sure you get your flu jab if you’re eligible, don’t gather in groups larger than 6 and remember ‘Hands Face Space’ so we can look after each other.”

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