Why should you get the flu vaccine?
The risk of serious illness from flu becomes greater as we get older.
You are also at particular risk of severe illness from flu if you have an underlying health condition or if you are pregnant.
People who are at a greater risk from flu are advised to protect themselves by getting the flu vaccine. The NHS offers the vaccine for free to the people in the eligible groups listed above. For people outside these groups, you may be able to have a private flu jab.