Protect yourself from flu

It’s more important than ever to understand and recognise the symptoms of flu. Don’t forget, if you’re worried about your symptoms and think it could be coronavirus, you can get advice about coronavirus symptoms and what to do.

You can help to protect yourself and others from the flu by following some basic hygiene guidance. As with coronavirus, washing your hands for longer and more frequently can be a huge help.

Using tissues to trap coughs and sneezes and binning them as soon as possible. We all know the rules, catch it, bin it, kill it. We can all help prevent the spread of flu and other viruses to others around us.

This year it’s more important than ever for the people who need it most to get vaccinated. We want to help protect against the double threat of flu and coronavirus this winter.

GPs working across the city are already contacting patients who are in at-risk groups. If you’ve been contacted, book an appointment as soon as you are able. We are expecting an increased demand this year, so if you aren’t successful the first time round please keep trying.

For more info: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/