Data published by the Department of Health yesterday revealed that just one in three in at-risk groups and 14 per cent of pregnant women have come forward for the flu jab.
The government have been quick to respond and has urged people to come forward for the jab which protects against several strains of flu including swine flu. e than half (55 per cent) of people over 65 have had jabs, which protect against several strains of flu including swine flu.
Only 32 per cent of under 65’s in at-risk groups – such as with diabetes, liver disease, asthma or chest problems and neurological conditions – have come forward for the vaccination’s. 14 per cent of pregnant women have had the vaccine this year.
The data from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) also revealed that three people have been admitted to intensive care for flu since the season began, but the incidence of the infection in the community is currently regarded as low.