Flu vaccination reminder

HEALTH chiefs are urging people at risk of flu to get protected and have the vaccine.

The latest figures from the Department of Health show that pregnant women and people in the risk groups, still have not had their flu jab.

Dr Chris Kenny, director of public health at NHS Nottinghamshire County, said: “Flu is different to getting a cold and the effects of seasonal flu are often underestimated. Some people are more at risk from flu and need the vaccine because they are not able to fight off flu as easily as others.

“It can often result in more serious complications which require hospital treatment and figures from last winter show that sometimes there can be devastating consequences.”