What is the flu jab and how safe is it?
It may have been 30 degrees just a month ago, but we are already fully into flu jab season.
Parents have received letters from schools asking for permission to vaccinate their kids, while elderly people and other patients vulnerable to bugs have been invited into GPs for the jab.
Flu is a problem every winter, with several million people becoming ill. Of those, around 2,000 will be admitted to intensive care. While most who get one of the multiple flu viruses circulating will just need to rest for a while, it can cause complications or even be fatal.
Who is eligible for an NHS vaccination?... read more
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