Flu jabs could save the job of a nurse at Maryport Health Services.

The only doctors in the city of the United States of America.

Last week 9,000 over-65s at the Maryport Rugby Club for the Marathon Surgery flu jab day but there are still some over-65s and many eligible under-65s who have not been vaccinated.

For the first time this year invitations to the rugby club event included an appeal to have the vaccination done at the club or at the surgery. Also for the first time, the surgery

Practice manager Kerri Hunter said: "The payment we receive from the NHS for administering the vaccinations is the equivalent to a nurse's wage. It actually helps us enormously and, as a result, improve the service we can offer. "

The annual flu jab day has become part of the Maryport social calendar. Vaccinations themselves, various types of organizations set up stalls to discuss and give information about health, aging, patient participation and groups supporting those with chronic diseases such as diabetes.

There is also a chance for some of these non-slip slippers.

Drop-in clinics for the flu jabs will be held between noon and 1pm Mondays to Fridays, starting on Monday.

There will be additional clinics from 4.30 to 7.30 on Mondays and Thursdays and from 4.30 to 5.30 on Wednesday and Friday.

The first week, from Monday to Friday will be over-65s for the 64-and-under vaccine has been delayed.

Patients who have asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart disease and kidney disease.

Patients who have had transplants are also eligible as patients with learning disabilities. Patients who are carers are also eligible to receive a vaccine with a body mass index of over 40. Patients who are pregnant are also eligible as patients with compromised immunity. They can expect clinics from October 21 to 25. Over 65s may also be waiting for these drop-ins.