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What you should know about Flu
Flu is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes. It can be very unpleasant, but you will usually begin to feel better within about a week.
- Severe aches in muscles and joints;
- Pain and tiredness around your eyes;
- Weakness or extreme fatigue;
- Warm, flushed skin and red, watery eyes;
- A headache;
- A dry cough;
- Fever or high temperature;
- A sore throat and runny nose.
Certain people are more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as bronchitis and pneumonia. These people are advised to have a flu jab each year.
People who should have flu jab
- Anyone aged 65 and over;
- Pregnant women;
- Children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or respiratory disease);
- Children and adults with weakened immune systems.
To have a flu jab
Flu vaccine provides immunity to a variety of influenza viruses and is updated and recommended annually. The best time to have a flu vaccine is in the autumn, from the beginning of October until 31st of March.