Flu virus and Importance of Flu Jab

We need your help to talk about the flu

Each year the flu kills on average 11,000 people and hospitalises thousands more. There’s no “just” about it.

The flu virus spreads from person to person. Even amongst those not showing symptoms.

The flu vaccine is the best protection for you and those around you and it’s available for free to those most at risk.

Yet in north east London last year, only half of those eligible for the flu vaccine chose to get it. This was much lower when it came to pregnant women, children aged 2 and 3 years old, carers, and those living with long-term health conditions.

This year, with COVID-19 in circulation, it’s more important than ever that those eligible are vaccinated to protect them from flu.

We need your help today to start a conversation about the flu with those most at risk.

Find out more here.

Volunteers throughout north east London have been recording messages in community languages. Make sure you scroll to the bottom of the page linked above and please share!