People aged 50-64 are being offered free flu jabs as part of an expanded winter vaccine scheme to tackle the “twin threats” of flu and Covid-19.
The group is being added to a list of people who are already eligible for a flu jab in England, such as those over 65 and NHS and social care workers.
Thirty million people are being offered the vaccine in England’s largest flu-immunisation programme to date.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said it was a winter “like no other”.
“We have to worry about the twin threats of flu and Covid-19,” he said, adding that the coronavirus pandemic meant it was “more important than