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The Labour Party is calling for the Government to provide the winter flu vaccine for free to all citizens this year.
We all know the pressure that the winter flu puts on our Emergency Departments and our ICUs. We cannot afford to have both the winter flu and Covid-19 rampant in our ICUs this November and December.
Extending the flu vaccine to all for free could be the layer of protection that we need to slow the spread of the flu this year. The more people who receive the flu vaccine, the less likely we will see patients with the flu on specialist beds such as ICU beds, as well as regular in-patient facilities.
If the Government is serious about reducing mayhem in our hospitals in the coming months, then they must extend the flu vaccine beyond the at-risk groups.
It’s not enough to just provide this vaccine free of charge to children and those in at-risk groups, this year of all years we must provide it to all citizens for free if we want to try minimise the damage on our Emergency Departments created every year by the flu.
Sign our petition now to make the flu jab free for all citizens.