Public Health England data of almost 20 000 people shows that those infected with both flu and Covid-19 virus are 6 times more likely to need admission to intensive care units, and be ventilated.
The risk of death in people with both infections was significantly higher (43.1%) than those with just Covid-19 (26.9%) or just flu (4.8%) as the chances of death are 6 times higher for people infected with both Covid-19 and flu.
It is advised that you receive your flu vaccine before the Covid vaccine is rolled out. To aid the success of the vaccination programme it is vital everyone continues to play their part. Stay safe and look after yourselves.