Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus.
The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains.
You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.
We offer 'at risk' groups the flu vaccine at a certain time each year to protect you against the flu virus.
You may be invited for a flu jab if you are:
ALL healthy children who are aged 2, 3 and 4 years old are invited to receive a new flu vaccine this year. This is in the form of a nasal spray. For more information, read the leaflet.
For more information please visit the websites below:
Flu and the Flu Vaccine - NHS Choices