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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

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