There is no better way to protect against the flu than by getting your flu vaccination each year. For most people the flu is an unpleasant bout of fever, aching muscles, chills, congestion and unrelenting fatigue. But for those more vulnerable, flu is a virus that can lead to more serious health concerns. There are outbreaks most winters, and each year the flu virus changes. The annual vaccine targets these new strains and can reduce the risk of experiencing severe symptoms if you do catch it.
The importance of getting a flu vaccine
It is important that if you are eligible for the flu vaccine (see the full eligibility list below) that you book your vaccine as soon as possible to:
Eligibility for the flu vaccine
Clinical risk groups
You are aged six months to 64 years and have a long-term health condition that puts you at increased risk from flu, these include, but are not limited to:
Book your Flu Vaccine
September is the recommended time to book your flu vaccination in anticipation of the flu season. Contact your GP practice to schedule an appointment and ensure you are protected for the upcoming flu season.