Extra Winter Protection

An additional £388.3 million of Government funding will help prevent the spread of infection in care settings, including £25 million to support care staff to access COVID-19 and flu vaccines over winter.

To boost flu vaccine uptake among social care staff, GP practices will be able to vaccinate care home staff not registered with them and more flu vaccines will be made available earlier.

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