Our Community Health partners have asked us to share the following information 
In the last two years, COVID-19 control measures including lockdowns, social distancing and vulnerable groups’ isolation have led to very low levels of flu activity. It is expected that the increased levels of social contact and activity will lead to a resurgence of flu, which may exceed pre-pandemic levels. Getting the flu vaccine will help to protect you, your family, and your loved ones from the serious consequences of getting the flu this winter. 
Below is the list of eligibility for free flu vaccinations under the NHS which can be booked with local pharmacies/GPs 
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• Adults who are 50 and over (including those who will be 50 by 31 March 2023) 
• Adults who have certain health conditions 
• Adults who are pregnant 
• Adults who are in long-stay residential care 
• Adults who receive a carer's allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick 
• Adults who live with someone who is more likely to get a severe infection due to a weakened immune system 
• Children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2022 (born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2020) 
• All primary school children (Reception to Year 6) and some secondary school aged children 
• Children aged 2 to 17 years with long-term health conditions 
Top Tips to protect your lungs this winter 
Protect your lungs this winter 
• avoid crowded places 
• avoid anyone unwell 
• avoid enclosed spaces 
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