THE NHS in Sussex is offering people with a Learning Disability a free flu jab.

Last year, many people with a learning disability in Sussex did not claim their free flu jab, leaving them vulnerable to catching the flu and getting very ill.

This year with both the flu virus and COVID-19 circulating flu immunisation is more important than ever to reduce infections, protect each other and protect the NHS.

The flu vaccine is the very best protection, so the NHS flu jab is free for those who need it. It is vital that those who are eligible have the flu vaccine each year as it protects against different strains of flu, which can change and evolve each year.

GP practices and pharmacies are receiving batches of the vaccine during the flu season, and flu vaccination clinics are scheduled to coincide with these deliveries.

This does mean some may have to wait longer than they would wish to attend flu clinics. The local NHS is reassuring those eligible there is plenty of time for everyone to book and get their flu jab.