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Flu jabs to be free for ‘high-risk’ portly patients as hospitals fear outbreak

FATTIES will be given free influenza jabs for the first time after medics done them a high-risk group.

The pierce sees around a million morbidly portly adults validate for vaccinations.

 Obese patients are seen as high risk and will get free influenza jabs
Obese patients are seen as high risk and will get free influenza jabs

Asthmatics, diabetics and the aged are also authorised under Public Health England rules.

NHS bosses fear hospitals will be flooded with influenza cases in the coming weeks.

It comes after Australia and New Zealand suffered their misfortune conflict in 50 years.

The seriously overweight are authorised as their defence complement is weaker.

 Doctors fear the next few weeks will see a vast series of patients hospitalised with flu
Doctors fear the next few weeks will see a vast series of patients hospitalised with flu
 Children and the aged are also authorised for free vaccines
Children and the aged are also authorised for free vaccines

The group, done up of those with a physique mass index of over 40, make up 4 per cent of women and two per cent of men aged 16-64.

It is estimated about half these people would have been given the influenza poke for free formerly for other health conditions.

Those incompetent can compensate a fiver for the poke at Asda or £12.99 at Boots.

Free vaccines will also be accessible to those who work in caring homes and to scarcely 700,000 eight and nine-year-olds.

NHS medics must give their line manager a reason if they exclude a free jab.

Tam Fry, from the National Obesity Forum, said: “We should acquire this news and pull for free influenza jabs for all those who are obese, not just seriously overweight.”

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