PATIENTS aged 50-64 in North Yorkshire will be able to get a free flu vaccine from their GP or pharmacy.

This is a new eligible group that has been added to the national flu programme, with the initial phase of flu vaccinations well under way.

Patients are being asked to wait to hear from their GP Surgeries about a vaccine appointment as they will need time to plan and order the vaccinations.

NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body GP, Dr Bruce Willoughby, said: “We have been pleased to see such a high uptake of flu vaccinations for eligible patients in North Yorkshire across the programme so far.

“Having this new cohort provides us with the opportunity to protect even more of our population at a time where there are additional health risks associated with Covid-19.”

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