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Mike Receives Flu Jab in Parliament to Highlight Need for Protection

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Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has received his annual flu jab in Parliament and, in order to help save lives, is urging at-risk groups to get vaccinated against the flu virus as soon as possible.

The Department of Health provides free seasonal flu vaccinations for at-risk groups, which include those aged 65 or over; people with chronic respiratory, heart, renal, liver and neurological diseases; diabetes sufferers; and those with low immune systems. People living in long-stay facilities, such as nursing and residential homes, as well as carers of elderly or disabled people, are also entitled to a flu vaccination.

Commenting, Mike said: Getting a seasonal flu jab is really important in order to protect individuals and help to relieve strain on the NHS over the winter period. I would encourage all those that are over the age of 65 or are in one of the at-risk groups to visit their surgeries and get vaccinated the sooner the better.