People over 50 encouraged to get the flu jab by Midhurst Pharmacy

People aged between 50 and 65 are being urged to get a flu jab.

Tuesday, 8th December 2020, 4:16 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th December 2020, 6:04 pm

In November, Health Secretary Matt Hancock stressed it was 'more important than ever' for people to get a flu jab to fight the 'twin threats' of coronavirus and flu.

A mass Covid-19 vaccination programme began today (Tuesday, December 8) but it remains important that people get a flu jab, according to Raj Rohilla, owner of Midhurst Pharmacy.

He said: "[Since December 1], people over 50 are entitled to a free NHS flu vaccine. We have plenty of stock available in our pharmacy and making appointments daily.

It remains important that people get a flu jab, according to Raj Rohilla, owner of Midhurst Pharmacy

"The NHS are trying to get as many people vaccinated as possible to reduce burden on the NHS.

"We would like to encourage as many 50s to 65s irrespective of whether they are at risk or not.

"We did the 65 and over flu vaccinations religiously all the way up to now."

Mr Rohilla said there had been a 'huge shortage' but GPs and pharmacists have now 'got plenty of stock'.

In May, the Midhurst Pharmacy owner spoke of the huge pressures working on the 'forgotten frontline'. Read more hereThe pharmacist revealed that the second lockdown was 'a lot more manageable' than the first and thanked the public for being cooperative throughout.

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