Protecting yourself from flu
Flu can cause serious illness, hospitalisation and even death among those who are most at risk. The flu vaccination is one of the most effective ways to reduce harm from flu.
You can find out more information on flu and the vaccination on the:
- NHS stay well web page
- NHS flu vaccine overview web page
- Reading the NHS easy read guide: protect yourself from flu, have the flu vaccine.
Who should get the flu vaccine?
- Adults 65 and over
- Pregnant women
- Children aged 2 and 3 year olds
- Primary school children
- Those living with a long term health condition
- Carers and frontline health and social care stuff
Find out if you are eligible for the free flu vaccine by going to the NHS website.
Talk to your GP, practice nurse or a pharmacist for more information.
The NHS website also had audio and sign language information videos on staying well this winter.
The National Development Team for inclusion have produced an easy-read leaflet about the flu injection.