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Pregnant teacher was hospitalised with flu after catching COVID-19

A Plymouth teacher was hospitalised whilst pregnant due to suffering with flu, shortly after catching COVID-19. She would like to appeal to all pregnant people to get both the flu and COVID-19 vaccinations in order to protect both themselves and their unborn babies.

Christine, who is already a mum to son Harry, has just had her second child, Barney. In September last year both she...

Plymouth Tesco store launches campaign to save lives of those most at risk from flu

Plymouth’s Tesco Pharmacy is driving a campaign to boost the uptake of flu jabs and help save lives.

Tesco Pharmacy, British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK and Cancer Research UK, through their ‘Helping you to live healthier’ partnership, have joined forces to encourage more people to protect themselves and their families, and continue to do their bit for the NHS, by getting the flu...

Avoid flu – book your child’s vaccination appointment

Amid warnings that new cases of flu could peak over the busy Christmas period, the parents of a nine-year-old boy from Devon who died from the illness in January last year, are calling on parents to vaccinate their children.

The request follows the release of data from Public Health England (PHE), showing that GP consultations across the country for Influenza-like illness have risen...

Protect yourself, and your child, against flu

People in at risk groups in Plymouth are being urged to get their flu jabs to protect them against seasonal flu.

Pregnant women, the over 65s, carers and those with long term health conditions are being advised to have the free vaccinations to give them protection. There is also the nasal spray which is now available for children aged two, three and four.

Doctors in Plymouth...

Horse meat scandal shows that British is best, says the NFU

It is vital that the high welfare standards and traceability that UK farmers meet are replicated further down the supply chain as the horse meat and DNA revelations continue to undermine consumer confidence in the food they eat, the NFU said today.

As news emerged that Findus has removed one of its products – which in some cases were 100 per cent horse meat rather...

Findus beef lasagne products found with horse meat

As part of its ongoing investigation into mislabelled meat, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has confirmed that the meat content of beef lasagne products recalled by Findus has tested positive for more than 60% horse meat.

Findus withdrew the beef lasagne products after its French supplier, Comigel, raised concerns about the type of meat used in the lasagne.