Flu WARNING: Shock level of winter DEATHS sparks flu jab rally cry for elderly

Flu WARNING: Shock level of winter DEATHS sparks flu jab rally cry for elderly
 

Respiratory diseases, including flu, saw more than 34,000 people perish across England and Wales, official figures show.
The staggering number of extra deaths in the 2016/17 flu season is the second highest toll in the past five winters and a “significant increase” on the previous winter total of just over 24,000. 
Public Health England has admitted that the flu jab given out last year was not significantly effective in protecting against influenza among over-65s.
An evaluation by the NHS found that overall, last year’s jabs offered 40 per cent protection in the UK, with no effectiveness in... read more

 
24 November 2017 in Health, Views: 65
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