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Harnigey Borough Council's Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy reminds vulnerable people to get flu shots
As temperatures begin to drop, those vulnerable to flu have been reminded to get their vaccinations.
Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy, Haringey Borough Council’s director of public health, said the best way to protect against catching and spreading the flu virus is by having the free inoculation.
Those eligible to receive a free flu jab are the over 65s, pregnant women and those with medical conditions such as asthma or diabetes.
People living in care homes and those who receive a carer's allowance, or who are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person are also eligible.
Dr de Gruchy said: “For most people flu is nasty virus but one that it’s fairly easy to bounce back from. For others there is a much greater risk that flu will lead to serious complications.
“We would encourage pregnant women, the over 65s and anyone with any chronic conditions to get the jab as soon as possible, before the flu season starts.
“Anyone who is unsure if they should have the vaccine should check with their GP or local pharmacist.
“This is a virus which can end up causing serious harm – but hospital stays and complications can both be avoided. Better to be safe and get immunised as soon as possible.”
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