Health bosses are urging eligible people in Lichfield and Burntwood to make sure they take up their free flu vaccination.

It is offered to those who are at an increased risk from the illness, including those who care for older or disabled people, children aged from two to 11 or those with underlying health conditions.

The flu vaccination is also available to those who are 65 or will be by 31st March 2020.

Dr Richard Harling, director for health and care at Staffordshire County Council, said: “The flu vaccine is free for certain people because they are at an increased risk from the effects of the virus.

“Getting the flu vaccine can help prevent many people from getting sick.

“Last year, 72 per cent of adults aged 65 or older took up the offer of a free flu vaccination. We want this year’s take-up to be much higher, so as many eligible people as possible are protected from the flu.

“It’s not too late to book an appointment and ensure you are better protected, especially before Christmas when flu typically starts to circulate.”

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