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Should I get a flu jab this winter?

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Should I get a flu jab?The World Health Organisation and the NHS say getting a flu shot could help health services fight Covid-19 this winter.Certain groups who are most at risk from influenza can get the flu vaccination for free, but others will have to pay privately.But how can a flu jab help health services…

Should I get a flu jab?

The World Health Organisation and the NHS say getting a flu shot could help health services fight Covid-19 this winter.

Certain groups who are most at risk from influenza can get the flu vaccination for free, but others will have to pay privately.

But how can a flu jab help health services and individuals?

BBC Health Correspondent Laura Foster explains.

Video by Laura Foster, Mattea Bubalo and Terry Saunders

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