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.
  • 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.
  • All children who have long term health conditions should be offered flu vaccination from the age of six months.

You can visit the NHS website, or ask your pharmacist or GP to check if you’re eligible for a free flu vaccination.

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