By Tara O’Connor, Local Democracy Reporter
In a bid to vaccinate more people than ever against the flu, drive-through clinics have been set up at IKEA in Croydon and at Crystal Palace FC.
This winter 190,000 people across Croydon are being offered the free flu vaccine.
Public Health England (PHE) research suggests that people infected with both flu and Covid-19 between January and April were more at risk of severe illness and death.
The drive-throughs in Croydon opened on Tuesday and are by appointment only – those eligible should contact their GP for an appointment.
The free flu vaccine will be available to people aged over 65, pregnant women, people with some pre-existing conditions including those at-risk aged two to 64 who are on the shielded patient list, and members of their household, children aged two to three and all school year groups up to Year 7.
Appointments will be planned to minimise waiting times and maintain social distancing, while patients will be given information in advance on what to expect at their appointment.
More information on the flu vaccine can be found here.
Pictured top: Selhurst Park
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