Influenza: Disease Control

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 28th October 2021.

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Photo of Nick Brown Nick Brown Chair, Finance Committee (Commons), Chair, Finance Committee (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what measures his Department is considering other than vaccination to help mitigate a winter flu outbreak in winter 2021-22.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The National Health Service continues to recommend hand washing, using tissues to catch coughs and sneezes and using a bin to catch tissues as quickly as possible to help reduce the risk of flu. However, influenza vaccination remains a cost-effective measure to protect those at risk and reduce hospitalisations.

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