The flu is much more than ‘just a bad cold’ and can claim the lives of thousands of people each year, particularly the old and the vulnerable. Yet, by receiving an annual flu vaccine from our pharmacy, you greatly reduce your risk of getting ill.
Over 80% of the UK adult population have had a first vaccine dose, and over 60% are fully vaccinated.
The impact can be seen in lower infection numbers and much fewer fatalities, compared to the beginning of the year.
Let’s keep going!
At the start of March 2020, there were under 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the UK. By the end of March, there were over 22,000 cases, over 2,000 people had died, and the country was in lockdown.
It’s been a long, hard year since then. But the way people have fought against this disease together has been incredible.
Getting an influenza (flu) jab this year is more important than usual because of COVID-19. The colder seasons are upon us and the risk of the flu is heightened because there is a chance you can catch both viruses simultaneously. Compiled below are some reasons why you should get a flu jab this year.