Fear as UK Pharmacies run out of flu vaccine

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By Euronews
A sign in a shop window advertises the Flu vaccine
A sign in a shop window advertises the Flu vaccine

UK Pharmacies are running out of the influenza flu vaccine amid fears of an epidemic.

Public Health England say there have been 93 flu-related deaths so far this winter. They include an 18-year-old girl from Scotland.

Experts are worried about a particular strain of the virus.

The H3N2 strain caused a high number of deaths in Australia in 2017. It’s thought this particular virus has caused a number of deaths in Ireland.

Instances of the flu are always worse during the winter.

On its website, Public Health England says: “Practising good hand hygiene and giving eligible people the flu vaccine is the best defence against the virus.”

Public Health England advise getting the flu jab