Derbyshire residents who are eligible for the flu jab are being urged to get it done as soon as possible to protect lives and the NHS this winter.
England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam has warned that flu is a “significant public health concern” this winter and that there could be low immunity to flu due to fewer cases over the last two years due to social distancing, lockdown and other measures.
Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield, attended the Peak Pharmacy on Ashgate Road this week to get his flu jab, and is encouraging eligible Chesterfield residents to book theirs now.
Toby said, “This winter we are likely to see both covid and flu circulating, and this has the potential to put lives and health at risk, as well as putting added pressure on NHS services. If you are over 50 or have an underlying health condition that makes you eligible, please get your flu jab booked immediately, and your covid booster if you have not yet had it, and do what you can to protect yourself and others.”
Eligible people should have received notification from their GP. If you have not or are unsure, please contact your GP or go to your local pharmacy. People who are not eligible for a free flu jab through the NHS, can book a private one at Peak Pharmacy for just £12.00.
You can hear more and see Toby getting his flu jab at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UHSthHF3OY