This article explains how you can help protect yourself and your children against flu this coming winter, and why it’s very important that people who are at increased risk from flu have their free flu vaccination every year.
Winter illnesses can become serious with people with long term health conditions
A flu nasal spray can protect your child. Flu can be horrible for little children, and if they get it, they can easily spread it around the whole family.
Cold weather can seriously affect your health. Flu can be more severe in people aged 65 or over.
Flu can cause serious complications for your and your baby. All pregnant women should have the flu vaccine to protect themselves and their babies.
Help the person you care for to stay well. If you're a main carer for someone or a front-line health and social care worker, you are eligible for an NHS flu jab.
The injected flu vaccine stimulates your body's immune system to make antibodies to attack the flu virus. Each year the vaccine contains different flu strains.
Find answers to the common questions about the flu vaccine.
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