To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of expanding the flu vaccination programme to help prepare for a potential second wave of covid-19; and if he will make a statement.
The flu vaccination programme will be a critical part of preparing the United Kingdom for winter and as part of our planning should we see co-circulation of flu and COVID-19.
On 14 May we published the Annual Flu letter 2020/21, available at the following link:
This indicated the main groups who are eligible for free flu vaccination.
We are planning for the flu season well in advance and further details will be published soon.