Addressing a press conference, Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne announced that the campaign of vaccination against influenza will be kicked off in the second half of October. The minister reported how in 2020, a record breaking 180,000 influenza vaccinations were administered and that 200,000 more are ordered for the next rollout.
Fearne also announced that, in order to push for more vaccinations against the virus, a spray will be introduced for children which will replace the jab. This will hopefully incentivise more people to get immunised against influenza. This campaign will work side by side with the COVID-19 vaccination campaign which has seen 91% of those eligible fully vaccinated.
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