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Boost Your Immunity to Winter Viruses

12/11/2021

A message from our colleagues at Harrow Council (Public Health):

This winter, it’s really important that everyone has their flu and Covid vaccinations when eligible, to keep our family, friends, workmates and neighbours safe. 

Last year, because of the restrictions, fewer people caught flu because we were living under restrictions and spending more time indoors. As a result, we have weaker immunity this year, when we are mixing with more people. 

You can get a flu vaccine at a local pharmacy or at your GP surgery – it’s free if you are over 50. You might also qualify because, for example, you have underlying health conditions or are a health or social care worker. You can also book or walk-in for a Covid jab. 

Some organisations are offering free flu vaccines to their staff aged under 50 so do check if you can get one from your employer. They may offer you a voucher you can take to a local pharmacy or hold a vaccination clinic at your workplace. 

For further information on who should get vaccinated and for frequently asked questions about the flu jab please go to - Getting a flu vaccination – Harrow Council

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