Friday 24 July 2020 / 12:05 AM Health / Jonathan Ashworth

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.”