Keir Starmer today called for the free flu jabs to be extended to all over-50s in order to prevent a “perfect storm” of winter flu and COVID-19 from crippling our NHS in the winter months. Leggatts Councillor Bilqees Mauthoor, a clinical nurse manager, agrees:
“Keir Starmer is absolutely right to call for free flu jabs for all over-50s.
We have almost become used to the annual flu crisis that grips the NHS, as a result of chronic underfunding by the Tories. Already overstretched and understaffed, the additional pressure winter flu places upon our health services causes incredible difficulties.
Extending free flu jabs to all over-50s will help prevent a far greater burden being placed on our health services this winter.
This government might have clapped for the NHS, but now they must take measures to protect it.”