Not only is flu unpleasant, but it can also cause serious illnesses, such as pneumonia or bronchitis and can result in a stay in hospital.
You are more at risk if you have a long-term health condition, are older, or are pregnant. You can protect yourself against flu by getting an annual flu jab.
You can get a free jab if you:
are aged 65 or over;
have a serious medical condition such as chronic heart, lung, neurological, liver or kidney disease or diabetes;
have a weakened immune system due to HIV or treatments that supress the immune system such as chemotherapy;
have had a stroke or TIA (transient ischaemic attack) or post-polio syndrome;
are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility (not a prison or university halls); or
are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill.
Contact your GP or talk to your pharmacist if you think you might qualify for a free flu jab.
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