'Aggressive' flu viruses 'bouncing back' after prolonged COVID lockdown, leading expert warns Professor Peter Openshaw, a virus expert, urges people of all ages to take up the flu vaccine amid increasing concern over the "deadly" combination of influenza and COVID-19. Five tips to avoid ‘flunami’ this year – from when to get jabbed to what to eatImmunity against bugs is said to be so low after lockdowns that bugs could kill 60,000, expert modelling reveals - with the government urging Brits to get their flu jab Covid-19: Uncertain winter ahead as flu circulates at same time, says HarriesCatching both viruses at the same time puts people at a more significant risk of death, a health boss says. Flu jab vital this winter along with Covid vaccineExperts are worried as this will be the first winter Covid and flu circulate fully at the same time. Flu jab vital this winter along with Covid vaccineExperts worried as this will be the first winter Covid and flu circulate fully at same time. 60,000 may die of flu due to low immunity caused by lockdown as 35m offered jabProfessor Jonathan Van-Tam urges Brits 'defend yourselves' as flu is back with a war on the seasonal bug to see 35million brits offered a free jab - modelling shows there could be 60,000 winter deaths due to low immunity after lockdowns Who is eligible for the flu vaccine and how to get it?NHS aims to vaccinate more than 35m people in England amid warnings of a deadly flu season in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic Respiratory illnesses could claim 60,000 lives this winter as NHS launches new flu jab campaignExtremely low flu infection rates last winter means community immunity will be much lower as we head into the flu season.