Hundreds queue in Linlithgow for free flu jab

Hundreds queued for the jab. Pic: File
Hundreds queued for the jab. Pic: File
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Hundreds of people queued for hours outside a health centre for a free flu jab.

Elderly couple and families stood outside Linlithgow Medical Centre all day yesterday waiting to be vaccinated.

The queues, which started when the clinic opened at 9am, stretched the length of the town’s High Street,

The seasonal vaccine is free for pensioners, pregnant women, those considered at risk and their carers.

The seasonal flu vaccination programme was launched last Tuesday with a national advertising campaign on television and across social media.

A spokesman for NHS Lothian said the decision to open a Saturday clinic was down to individual medical teams and the long queues showed how successful the promotion had been.