Carers are people who are in receipt of a carer's allowance, or those who are the main carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.
The flu jab is the best way to protect yourself and the person you care for from flu.
The flu can be far more serious for the person you care for than you think. It can lead to serious complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia, and could even land them in hospital.
Don't put it off – contact your GP or pharmacist to get the flu jab now. It's free because you need it.
For further advice on helping yourself and the person you care for stay well this winter, take a look at the selection of articles from NHS Choices below.
Elaine has been caring for her 70-year-old husband Michael for the past 11 years, after he had a stroke
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.
From keeping your house warm, to protecting yourself from common ailments, find out how to stay healthy this winter on NHS Choices.