What is Flu?
Flu symptoms come on very quickly and can include:
- a sudden fever - a temperature of 38°C or above
- aching body
- feeling tired or exhausted
- dry, chesty cough
- sore throat
- difficulty sleeping
- loss of appetite
- diarrhoea or tummy pain
- nausea and being sick
The symptons are similar for children, but they can also get pain in their ear and appear less active.
For more information on flu and how to treat it, go to the NHS UK website.
Getting a flu jab
Anyone over 65, pregnant women, children aged between 2 and 5, people with long term conditions and carers are all entitled to a free flu jab. You can have your flu jab at your GP practice or pharmacist. The flu virus changes every year, so it is important to be vaccinated each year.
If you are not eligible for a free flu vaccination and would like to get vaccinated, speak to your pharmacist.