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At risk flu jabs ‘mostly complete’

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By Donald Turvill
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At risk flu jabs ‘mostly complete’

WINTER flu vaccinations have been completed for over 65s and ‘at risk’ groups in most parts of the region, NHS Dumfries and Galloway has announced.

As of Monday, November 23, data showed that 56,982 adults and 9857 pre and primary school children across Dumfries and Galloway had received vaccinations.

Furthermore, the region’s primary school flu vaccination programme has so far had the second highest uptake in Scotland, at over 77 per cent.

A spokesperson for the health board said immunisations were “proceeding as per schedule” and that they will now extend the programme for the 60-64 age cohort, which they expect to complete by December 20.

They added: “This is in line with Scottish Government directions to deliver a 12-week flu vaccination programme starting September 28 and concluding December 31.

“Anyone who feels that they should have received a vaccination as a member of the over 65s and at risk groups but believes that for whatever reason they may have been omitted is encouraged to get in touch by phoning 01387 241300, with vaccination clinics continuing to run regularly at locations around the region.”

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