Yardley MP Jess Phillips attended Westminster Flu Day, an annual vaccination clinic held in the House of Commons.
Westminster Flu Day is held every year to share information about the importance of vaccination to support good health at all stages of life and how MPs can work with the NHS locally to increase coverage rates in our area.
Vaccination supports good health at all stages of life and only clean water rivals vaccines at reducing infectious diseases and deaths. When vaccination rates fall, outbreaks can occur with potentially serious consequences such as the 2012-13 measles outbreak in Swansea, which resulted in 1,202 reported cases, 88 hospital admissions and 1 death.
Jess Phillips MP said:
“I urge my constituents to make sure they are up to date with their vaccines to help protect themselves against infectious diseases."
"If you have any queries or need more information on which vaccines you and your family are entitled to, please have a look at Public Health England’s Immunisation Schedule.”
N.B - The Public Health England Immunisation Schedule can be found here - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vaccine-update-issue-261-apri...