Flu can be more severe in people aged 65 or over. Flu can lead to serious complications such as bronchitis and pneumonia (a lung infection), and you could end up in hospital. Don't put it off – contact your GP or a pharmacist to get a flu vaccine now. It's free because you need it.
For further advice on how to stay well this winter, take a look at the selection of articles from NHS Choices below.
Elaine aged 69 has the flu jab every year
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.