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NHS Lanarkshire remind residents classed as 'high risk' to get their vaccinations

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NHS Lanarkshire has issued a plea for those high risk people to get vaccinated this autumn.A senior respiratory clinician is reminding Lanarkshire residents that getting their winter vaccinations will not only offer protection but help reduce the risk of severe illness from flu and COVID this winter.Professor Andrew Smith, consultant in respiratory medicine at WishawGeneral said: “While the number of COVID cases has dropped significantly, and people have slowly got back to some sort of normality, the reality is that COVID has not gone away and is still a very serious infection.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android “This winter we are expecting to see a significant rise in cases of influenza.

This is already evidence in other countries such as Australia which has already experienced waves of infection this year.“This in combination with the ongoing circulation of COVID-19 provides even more reasons for the importance of receiving our winter vaccinations when they are offered.”If anyone has received an appointment and the date is not suitable it can be rescheduled through the NHS Inform online booking portal to a more suitable date or time.The programme is already vaccinating eligible care home residents and staff, the housebound, frontline health and social care staff, and appointment letters are being

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