Heart patients urged to get flu vaccine early
People with heart conditions have been urged to get their flu vaccination as early as possible this winter.
The call comes after statistics revealed almost a third of people treated in hospital with flu last winter had a heart condition, with the figure rising to half of those aged 45 or over.
Heart conditions put people at greater risk of becoming more seriously ill, with evidence showing heart attacks happen more often during or immediately after having an acute, inflammatory illness such as flu.
This year, the free flu vaccine will be offered to more than 1.8 million people in Scotland.... read more
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