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Ministers cut NHS Covid jabs ad budget by 63% despite winter wave fears

Exclusive: Government accused of complacency as funding to promote Covid and flu vaccines reduced to £4m

Funding to promote the uptake of NHS England’s autumn Covid and flu jabs has been slashed by 63%, it can be revealed, even as the World Health Organization warned of a wave of winter deaths.

The government’s “lifesaving autumn booster rollout” started on Monday, but ministers have cut the £11m budget earmarked for advertising to £4m, it is understood.

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