ADULTS in Barnsley aged between 50 and 64 will be eligible for a free flu vaccine this winter.

 

The vaccine will be available from December as health services across the borough deliver the largest ever flu vaccination programme since September.

 

Dr Nick Balac, from the NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group said: “This year is like no other, and we have to worry about the twin threats of flu and Covid-19.

 

Covid means getting a flu jab is more important than ever and so health services in Barnsley have been delivering the largest ever flu vaccination programme since September.

 

The next stage will be free vaccinations for 50 to 64 years olds, which GPs and pharmacies will start offering during December.

 

It’s really important that if you’re aged 50 to 64 you wait for your GP to contact you about getting your free flu vaccine. They will contact you during December as their vaccine stocks arrive. Please wait until you are invited by your practice to come forward for your flu vaccine.”