Millions of Brits given a free flu jab last year won’t be eligible this autumn, officials have announced.
Invites won’t be dished out to everyone aged 50 to 64, marking a U-turn on rollouts carried out during Covid.
Experts today called the move short-sighted and warned it could see the NHS overwhelmed in the event of a major flu outbreak.
UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) bosses previously said the rollout, which kicks off in September, would revert back to pre-pandemic recommendations.
Officials have ruled that offering jabs to the extra age group — thought to cover around 12million…