Pregnant? Have You Had Your Flu Jab!

The council has teamed up with the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust to encourage pregnant women to get their flu jab.

Evidence reveals that pregnant women have a higher chance of developing complications if they get the flu, particularly during the later stages of pregnancy, and the flu jab will help protect them and their baby.

Midwife Emma McCartney has delivered a video message encouraging mums to be to get vaccinated, available at

Pregnant women are among a number of groups eligible for the flu jab for free through their GP or pharmacy, along with;
• people aged 65 years old or over
• people with certain medical conditions
• people living in long stay care
• health and social care staff
• carers
• anyone who lives with someone who has been shielding from coronavirus
• children over the age of 6 months with a long term health condition
• children aged 2 and 3.

To book a free flu jab people are advised to contact their GP or pharmacy as soon as possible.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more