People urged to get another jab as Brits begin to contract 'flurona'

Health chiefs have urged people to get their flu shot as well as their third dose of vaccine as cases of “Flurona” spread across the country.

People contract flu and coronavirus, with more than 160 cases reported by the UK health and safety authority.

Health officials have claimed that people infected with both viruses are twice as likely to die from them.

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Nottinghamshire Live reports that vaccination against both diseases was discussed during a board meeting at the Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust.

Lucy Hubber, Director of Public Health in Nottingham, said: “We have spent all this time thinking about how Covid could interact with others, particularly infectious diseases.

She said: “We know that people with other underlying diseases, especially those that affect their immunity or affect their respiratory tract, are at higher risk of developing serious illness with Covid.

“Since we are in the flu season, there is clearly a risk there. What we do know is that the flu vaccine is effective and the Covid vaccine is effective.

“But we don’t see a significant problem with comorbidity right now, but it’s really important, especially for the more at-risk groups, that they take the opportunity to get vaccinated.”

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