'˜At-risk groups should get flu vaccination,' says Portsmouth GP
GROUPS at riskÂ of developing flu are being encouraged to have their vaccination.
This includes people who have a learning disability who can be more susceptible to the effects of flu and atÂ risk of developing complications like bronchitis or pneumonia.
GP practices and community pharmacies have started theirÂ pre-winter programme of carrying out vaccinations.
Carers of anyone with a learning disability can also have aÂ free flu jab.
Dr Andrew Holden, a PortsmouthÂ GP,Â said: '˜WeÂ would urge everyone entitled to have a free flu vaccination to take up the offer as soon as possible.Â It is particularly important for people in certain clinical 'at-risk' groups.'
Other peopleÂ who can get free flu vaccinations include those over 65, pregnant women, childrenÂ between two and 10 and those with a serious medical condition.Â