Each year the flu kills 11,000 people on average, and hospitalises thousands more. The flu vaccine is the best protection for you and those around you. You will receive the flu vaccine free of charge if you are:
A child aged 2-11 years
A member of a shielding household
65+ years old
A frontline health or social care worker
Affected by a serious long-term health condition (LTHC)
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.
The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are a high temperature and a new, continuous cough. Everyone must stay at home to help stop coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading. Wash your hands with soap and water often to reduce the risk of infection. You can usually treat mild coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms at home. If your symptoms are severe, you may need medical care until you recover.