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By Fiona Reid
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Phase two of flu jabs to start

PEOPLE aged 60-64 in NHS Dumfries and Galloway are being encouraged to take up the free flu vaccine from December 7.

With vaccination for the first phase of the flu programme well underway, eligibility is being extended first to those aged 60-64 as priority is giving to those who are most at risk, especially in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Those entitled to the flu vaccine will receive an invitation letter by post from NHS Dumfries and Galloway letting them know where they can receive the vaccine and how to book an appointment.

Regional immunisatio co-ordinator Dr Nigel Calvert, pictured above, said: “I’d encourage anyone invited to come forward for the flu vaccine to make sure they get the jab. It’s the best protection we have against flu, it is free, safe and isn’t a live virus so it can’t give you flu.

“Every year thousands of people in Scotland are hospitalised by flu. With covid-19 in circulation, it is more important than ever to protect yourself and your loved ones.

“Getting the flu vaccine is one of the most important reasons to leave your home and strict infection and prevention control measures are in place to ensure the utmost safety.”

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