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First monthly flu vaccination figures released

Besi Besemar November 30, 2014

Almost two months since the launch of the seasonal flu vaccine campaign, the first monthly uptake figures show an encouraging start, but Public Health England (PHE) is urging all at risk people not to ‘put off’ getting the vaccination until flu is circulating more widely. Compared to the same period last year, there has been a 4.2% increase in vaccination amongst pregnant women, a 2.2% increase in over 65’s, and a 1.8% increase for people under 65’s at risk.

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