02:46PM, Saturday 25 October 2014
A councillor is urging people to get their free flu vaccinations.
Royal Borough Conservative councillor for Bray, David Coppinger, had his jab at the Holyport Surgery in Stroud Farm Road on Thursday, October 16.
He said: "It is important that if you are in one of these groups that you take advantage of the free flu jab. It is best to have it done as soon as possible, before winter when the flu virus starts to circulate."
Pregnant women, children under four, people aged over 65 and anyone with certain health conditions can get a free jab to protect themselves in the winter months.
Carers and nursing home residents also qualify for a free annual jab.
Jane Wardle, nurse practitioner and partner, Claremont and Holyport Practice, said flu can affect long-term health and increases the risk of developing medical complications for people who already suffer from a condition.
Visit here or the NHS Choices website for more information.
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