Jonathan Ashworth responds to the Government’s flu programme announcement
Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, responding to the Government’s flu programme announcement, said
“Flu, alongside a second Coronavirus wave, could be devastating. That is why Keir Starmer demanded that a comprehensive flu vaccination programme be put in place ahead of the winter, including free vaccinations for the over 50s.
“It’s welcome ministers have listened to Labour but they must offer a guarantee that the programme will be offered to all over 50s this winter. We will do all we can locally and nationally to encourage take up of the flu vaccine.”