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Coronavirus and Flu vaccines

Influenza and coronavirus share some similar symptoms. They are both spread via respiratory droplets: coughing, sneezing and touching. See the excellent article by Dr Jim Newcombe.

Protect yourself from coronavirus through good hygiene and social distancing and you also protect yourself from flu. We are likely to have the best year for influenza in the past 20 because of the benefit from a population based approach to coronavirus.

Nevertheless, make sure you have a flu shot, and make sure your children over 6 months have one, too.

Steady as she goes. Don’t get panicked by Government. There are plenty to go around and they will keep sending us supplies, albeit only a few hundred per fortnight.

In fact, the coronavirus pandemic is a reminder of how lucky we are to live in an era where vaccines for many diseases are available.