More people are likely to get flu this winter as fewer people will have built up natural immunity to it during the Covid-19 pandemic. This makes it harder for our bodies to fight off the virus. So don’t risk it. If you’re eligible for the flu vaccine, make sure you get vaccinated and boost your immunity this winter.
There’s never been a better time to protect yourself, your friends and family from the double danger of seasonal flu and coronavirus.
The most at-risk people are currently being invited first to take up this year’s flu vaccination, free of charge. These are:
- people aged 50 and over (including those who’ll be 50 by 31 March 2022)
- have certain health conditions
- are pregnant
- are in long-stay residential care
- receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
- live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
- frontline health or social care workers