Don't put off getting your flu vaccination
If you're eligible for the flu vaccine, get it now. It's free
because you need it. For more information visit NHS Choices.
Flu occurs every year, usually in the winter. It is a
highly infectious disease with symptoms that develop quickly. The
most common symptoms are fever, chills, headache, joint and muscle
pains, and extreme tiredness.
If you have a
long-term health condition, even one which is well
aged 65 and over, catching flu could make
you seriously ill and make complications like
pneumonia more likely. The best way to help protect yourself
against flu is to get vaccinated.
Flu is also an unpleasant illness for children as they
experience the same symptoms as adults. Children aged two, three
and four, and those aged two to 18 in at-risk groups are eligible
for the nasal spray vaccination, with no need for an injection.
Children aged six months to two years are offered the vaccination
If you have a long-term health condition, are
pregnant, have children aged two to four, or you are aged
65 or over, ask your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist about
the free flu vaccine.