Sajid Javid has told Sky News he is “concerned” that the UK could witness a bad flu season due to there being “a lot less immunity” around to the virus because of the COVID restrictions that were in place last winter.
The health secretary said the government is preparing to roll out “the biggest flu vaccination programme this country has ever seen” following concerns that many more elderly and vulnerable people could contract the virus than that did last year.
Mr Javid added that, for those over 50, “getting your flu jab is going to be as important as having your COVID jab“.
Back in July, the government announced plans for more than 35 million people, including secondary school pupils, to be offered a free flu vaccine this winter.
Ministers said the flu vaccine, to be rolled out from September, would be available to:
Read more: UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid warns of possible bad flu season due to concerning levels of immunity following ‘Covid’ restrictions last winter – UNBELIEVABLE. He’s ‘worried’ about the flu because of what HIS government did!! In fact the return of the flu (it never went away – it was just renamed ‘Covid-19’ – and it will be used to hide fake vaccine deaths)