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Flu vaccination: what are the changes in this year’s programme?

The UK is about to launch its biggest immunisation campaign ever, amid fears about NHS capacity

The UK is about to launch its biggest immunisation campaign ever amid fears about NHS capacity

The biggest flu vaccination campaign in UK history will get under way in September.

The drive comes amid fears the country could see a resurgence of flu this winter, along with further waves of COVID-19.

How is the flu programme changing for winter 2021-22?

COVID-19 has already prompted one major expansion of the flu programme. Last winter, for the first time, jabs were offered to people aged 50-64 without health conditions and children in the first year of secondary school.

This was on top of the existing groups covered by the programme, including over-65s, younger people with


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