Graeme Dey, Angus South MSP, is encouraging constituents who might be at risk of contracting the flu to arm themselves against the disease by getting the flu jab through their GP.
The vaccination is free to anyone suffering from conditions including asthma, heart disease, cystic fibrosis, liver complaints, low immune system amongst a number of others.
Mr Dey said: “Given that preparation for harsh winter weather is well underway, and the expectation is that temperatures will drop sharply, now is the time to get your flu jab to save yourself what could potentially be weeks of ill-health.
“The Jab is free through the NHS and anyone who has a long-term condition or is over the age of sixty-five should certainly consider going to their local doctors surgery and asking for more information.
“You can also contact the NHS on 0800 22 44 88 if you have any queries about whether you are eligible for the vaccination.”