The flu vaccination programme is well underway across the South West of England with thousands of parents and carers having already taken up the opportunity to have their child vaccinated against flu.
As a result of Covid-19 restrictions, influenza activity levels were extremely low globally last year.
With social mixing and social contact returning towards pre-pandemic norms, it is expected that this will be the first winter that flu and Covid-19 may co-circulate. It is also anticipated that there may be a higher rate of flu infection.
If you get flu and Covid-19 at the same time, research shows you’re more likely to be seriously ill.
Parents of two-or-three-year-old preschool children have been urged make an appointment with their GP practice for them to have their flu vaccine.
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