Each year the NHS prepares for the unpredictability of flu. For most healthy people, flu is an unpleasant but usually self-limiting disease with recovery generally within a week.
However, there is a particular risk of severe illness from catching flu for:
- older people
- the very young
- pregnant women
- those with underlying disease, such as chronic respiratory or cardiac disease
- those who are immunosuppressed
This year you are also recommended to have the flu vaccine if you are:
- the main carer of an older or disabled person
- a child aged 2 to 11 years old on 31 August 2020.
Published: Jun 1, 2021