Residents urged to have flu jabs

Dr Arif Rajpura, director of public health for Blackpool
Dr Arif Rajpura, director of public health for Blackpool
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Residents in Blackpool are being urged to take up the option of having a flu jab this winter.

Chemist around the resort are stocking the flu jabs as part of the first ever national pharmacy vaccination scheme.

All adults aged 65 years and over, and those aged 18 years or over and in clinical risk groups, can receive a free of charge NHS flu jab n without the need for an appointment.

Dr Arif Rajpura, Director for Public Health for Blackpool Council, said: “This means many eligible adult patients will have greater access to this service. Many people may choose pharmacy because they are unable to attend GP clinics.”