NHS in winter flu jab call

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THE NHS in Lincolnshire is calling for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who have not yet had their flu jab to make an appointment.

COPD is an umbrella term for a number of respiratory conditions including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, which prematurely age the lungs.

Over 12,000 people in Lincolnshire are diagnosed with the condition and are more at risk of developing serious complications from flu.

The jab is offered to people with long term conditions to protect them from the three most strains of flu circulating that winter.

The jab is available for free at GP surgeries.

Alternatively call the British Lung Foundation helpline 08458 505020 for advice.