Posted: Thursday 12th October 2017
This year we expect a much worse flu season than last year, so people are being urged to get their flu jab.
The flu jab is free on the NHS for over 65s, pregnant women, those with existing long-term health conditions and carers. It is also offered as a nasal spray for two, three and four-year-olds as well as children in school years Reception, One, Two, Three and Four.
Simply contact your GP surgery to arrange an appointment to get your jab so that you are protected this winter.
For those who are not eligible for a free jab, you can still get vaccinated, as many pharmacists offer the flu jab for a small charge. This not only means that you will you be protected, but also there is less risk of you passing the illness on to friends and family who may be more susceptible to the harmful effects of flu.
You can visit your pharmacist for advice or find out more at: www.nhs.uk/flu
You can also visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/healthinherts for more information about staying healthy this winter.