Headlines about this season’s flu outbreak make for alarming reading. Considered to be the worst flu season since 2011, as many as 120 people have died in the UK. There is also concern about Aussie flu – the H3N2 strain – taking grip of the UK as it has in Australia. It is one of three flu strains circulating in the UK at the moment.
Many will want to protect themselves and will be considering options such as the flu jab, which is designed to protect against the flu strains circulating each season. Professor Helen Stokes Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), says it may be too late to get the flu jab for this winter, but there are steps you can carry out to stem the spread of the illness.
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