Source: BBC News
Date of publication: March 2015
Publication Type: News Story
In a nutshell: Morbidly obese people in England should be given a free flu jab on the NHS each year, say government advisers. Public Health England and the government’s vaccine advisory committee are in agreement that obesity poses enough of a health threat to consider including it as one of the “at risk” groups routinely offered the vaccine. It would put obesity in the same league as asthma, diabetes and heart disease. The government is yet to announce whether it will act on the advice.
Length of publication: 1-page news story