VULNERABLE people, including the over 65’s, pregnant women and those with heart disease, breathing problems, diabetes and other long-term illnesses are being urged to get their flu jab.
NHS Derbyshire county are offering the jab free to people in these high-risk groups, from Monday, October 3.
Dr Bruce Laurence, acting director of public health for NHS Derbyshire, said: “We’d urge anyone who is most at risk of catching flu to take heed of our advice and get the flu jab to protect themselves against this potentially deadly virus. It could mean the difference between life and death.”
More frontline health workers are also being encouraged to get their jab.
Patients wanting to book an appointment to have their jab should contact their GP.
Help and information on the flu and its symptoms is available from NHS Direct on 0845 4647.