"It's Never Too Late!"
Published on 15 October 2019 04:13 PM
We're campaigning to increase take-up of the flu vaccination in London!
No one likes getting the flu. However the flu virus is a particular risk for older people and those with long-term conditions, particularly in a city as busy as London.
Flu vaccine uptake in the capital is worryingly low, with Greater London holding eighteen of the twenty Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) areas with the lowest flu vaccine uptake.
In response, as part of our Public Health campaigning, Age UK London has launched the "It's Never Too Late!" campaign, a focused promotion of the flu vaccine across London. The campaign will place addition focus on targeting the boroughs in north and northwest London, which have the lowest levels of take up in the country.
"It's Never Too Late" will feature: dedicated resources aimed at older Londoners to address barriers to vaccine take up; local promotional events in north and northwest London; and Londonwide promotion of the benefits of flu vaccine.
We also hosted a half-day conference on Tuesday 26th November, which was targeted at older people’s organisations. This included borough-based Age UKs, Pensioners Forums, BAME and trusted grassroots organisations.
Find Out More!
If you're over the age of 65, you're eligible for a free flu jab! There are plenty of other people who can get a free flu jab too, including frontline care staff. Check out the full list here.
Unfortunately, there are plenty of myths floating around that can put people off getting their flu vaccine. We've put together a list of the top ten facts about flu for you to read and share!
Download our Flu Vaccine Toolkit!
Our Flu Vaccine Toolkit has all the facts and figures about the flu virus, the flu vaccine, and the level of uptake in London. Download it here and share the information with your friends, family, and fellow organisations!