More than 100000 people in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire still at risk of flu – Gazette Series

LATEST figures show thousands of people are still at risk of flu across Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire, despite increases in vaccine uptake.

The category with the highest uptake increase since last year is people under 65 with long-term conditions in Gloucestershire with a 5.8 per cent rise.

The latest vaccination uptake figures released by Public Health England show a total of 117,644 (40 per cent) people across Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire are still at risk from the potentially fatal infection.

“It is not too late to get the vaccine and it remains the best way for those who are at the highest risk to protect themselves from the severe effects of the flu virus.

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