On July 24, 2020, the British government announced that it was launching an expanded free flu vaccination programme to protect vulnerable people.
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On July 24, 2020, the British government announced that it was launching an expanded free flu vaccination programme to protect vulnerable people.On July 24, 2020, the British government announced that it was launching an expanded flu vaccination program to protect vulnerable people in the hope that it will mitigate the impact of the coronavirus, following concerns that some people could suffer both seasonal flu and Covid-19 at the same time.
According to the notification issued by the government, a free flu vaccine would be available to people who are on the shielded patient list and members of their household, all school year groups up to year 7, people aged over 65, pregnant women, and those with some pre-existing conditions including at-risk 2s.
Once vaccination of the most ‘at-risk’ groups is well underway, the NHS will work with clinicians to decide when to open the program to invite people aged 50 to 64. The NHS will contact people directly, including information about where to go to get the vaccine, it stated. The Guardian reported that contracts had been secured for 30 million doses of flu vaccine, double the number that was administered in 2019.
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