Warning as flu outbreak could hit millions this winter as Brits stop opting for preventative jabs | The Sun

A FLU outbreak could hit millions this winter as Britons stop opting for preventative jabs.

Vulnerable people are being urged to get vaccinated to protect themselves and their loved ones this festive season.

The fall in take-up is being blamed on changes to eligibility for free jabs and some feeling fed up of Covid vaccines.

A poll for pharmacy chain Well, found just a third planned to get a flu jab this year, while only a quarter already had one.

But 20 per cent said they would definitely not get a ­vaccination.

Of those, 16 per cent could not be bothered to get the jab, while a similar number said they were bored of getting vaccines after the Covid rollout.

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Some 13 per cent said they no longer qualified for a free flu vaccination, refusing to pay for one.

Well’s deputy superintendent pharmacist, George Sandhu, said: “There’s been so much focus on Covid, that flu can be forgotten.

“It takes two to three weeks for the jab to take effect, so if you want the best chance of no flu at Christmas, you’ll need to grab one this week.”

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