PREGNANT women, young children and people aged 65 and over are being urged to get a free flu vaccination by the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group.

Dr Andrew Phillips, a joint medical director at the CCG, said: “If you are eligible for the flu vaccine, our advice is: get it now, it only takes a few minutes and is relatively painless. It’s free because you need it.”

Contact your GP practice, local community pharmacy or midwife to arrange a flu vaccination.