Dr Hillary issues stark flu vaccine warning amid rising fears of second COVID-19 wave

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Dr Hilary Jones warned some GPs in the UK may not be able to meet the demands for the flu vaccine because of limited capacity. The ITV Good Morning Britain contributor noted the UK Government is planning to have half the British population vaccinated in light of growing concerns over a potential surge in new coronavirus infections during the winter season. But Dr Hilary warned stocks may be limited and the most vulnerable should be given precendence.

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Dr Hilary said: “The risks are higher if you catch both viruses at the same time, according to recent studies.

“The Government’s huge ambition to vaccinate half the population, 30 million people, is potentially achievable but it’s a massive logistical task.

“And of course, those who are most vulnerable should be vaccinated first by the end of November.

“We’ve always had a problem with seasonal flu vaccines being rolled out quickly enough and there will be supplies in some areas and no supplies in others.”

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