Flu is a serious respiratory illness affecting the lungs and airways. It can lead to serious conditions like bronchitis and pneumonia, which can require hospital treatment.
Flu can result in serious health consequences for many of the most vulnerable people.
The best way to protect against the flu is to get the annual flu vaccine. The vaccine can prevent you getting the flu, and can reduce the severity of symptoms if you do get the flu.
This winter we may see COVID-19 and flu circulating at the same time, so it’s especially important to get protected.
Flu vaccines are quick and very safe. They can prevent weeks of serious illness, and protect you, your family and the wider community.
Check your eligibility for the free flu vaccine and find more detail about how you will receive it.