Cold weather can be seriously bad for your health. That's why it's important to look after yourself, especially during the winter. If you start to feel unwell, even if it's a cough or a cold, don't wait until it gets more serious. Seek advice from your pharmacist.
You are eligible for the free flu vaccine if you are pregnant, are aged 65 years or over, have a long term health condition*, or are a carer. Children aged 2 or 3 years are also eligible.
It's an important, easy way to stay well this winter. Ask your GP, pharmacist or midwife about the free flu vaccine.
From keeping your house warm to protecting yourself from common ailments, find out how to stay healthy this winter on NHS Choices.