Flu: vaccine, causes, treatment, and more

Long term health conditions

  • Flu can cause serious complications if you have a long-term health condition. The free flu vaccine is the very best protection for you from the harms of flu. Ask your pharmacist or GP if you’re eligible for a free flu vaccination.
  • If you have diabetes, a long term respiratory, heart, kidney, liver or neurological condition, are immunosuppressed, morbidly obese, have problems with your spleen or a learning disability you are more likely to experience serious complications from flu. Ask your pharmacist or GP about the free flu vaccine
  • All children who have long term health conditions should be offered flu vaccination from the age of six months. Ask your GP about the free flu vaccine.