Flu is a highly infectious illness, which spreads very rapidly by coughs and sneezes from people who are already carrying the virus. The virus circulates every winter, usually over a period of a few weeks, so that a lot of people get ill around the same time. The flu jab is the best protection against the virus. You can get a free flu jab if you are:
If you have a serious allergy to hens’ eggs, you shouldn’t get vaccinated. If in doubt, ask one of the practice nurses.
Healthy people don’t need to be vaccinated; for most people flu is uncomfortable but not serious.