Winter is coming. Have you arranged your free Flu vaccination?
In addition to existing at risk groups, NHS West London CCG is extending the free annual flu vaccination to all former Grenfell Tower residents and those from the surrounding neighbourhood.
All local surgeries or pharmacies can provide the vaccination. Housebound or hotel-based patients should contact their GP surgery or outreach worker to assist in arranging it.
Broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald is supporting the NHS in encouraging everyone to have the flu jab. He visited the Feltham Centre for Health in Hounslow, West London, to have his and encourage others to have theirs.
“I’ve agreed to be photographed having my flu jab today because my GP has advised me that it helps to protect not just myself, but the people around me,” said Sir Trevor.
The flu vaccination is also free for other people at risk from the flu including pregnant women and people suffering from an underlying health condition like COPD, asthma, diabetes, heart or kidney disease, or after a stroke. Flu on top of health conditions like these can easily develop into something very serious.
Speak to your GP as soon as possible to arrange yours