Parents need to be encouraged to vaccinate their children against the flu, particularly in London, claims Public Health England (PHE).
Despite all two to four year olds being eligible for free vaccination, only 30% of Londoners in this age bracket have been vaccinated.
London flu rates are increasing and are higher than across the UK. The national average flu rate is 21.3 per 100,000 in comparison to the 23.2 per 100,000 reported in the capital.
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