Flu is a dangerous virus and it's important we all do what we can to protect ourselves and others.
The flu vaccine is safe, effective and protects millions of people each year from what can be a very serious virus. The vaccine is recommended each year for people who are at greater risk of flu and who could become very ill from the virus and its complications.
Flu vaccinations are usually available from September to offer protection before flu starts circulating in winter.
People at most risk of developing complications from flu or becoming particularly unwell can get the vaccine free of charge from their GP or pharmacy. Pregnant women can also get the vaccine through their midwife.
Anyone can have the flu jab for around £10 from participating pharmacies (subject to availability).
This year it’s particularly important that you get vaccinated to protect yourself and others.