Flu season is approaching and it is so important to make sure you are all getting your flu vaccinations to protect yourselves, those you care for and your families.
If you haven’t had your flu vaccination yet please make sure you book an appointment with your GP or local community pharmacy.
Flu is very infectious and easily spread to other people. You’re more likely to give it to others in the first five days of having symptoms. Flu is spread by germs from coughs and sneezes, which can live on hands and surfaces for 24 hours.
To reduce the risk of spreading flu:
- wash your hands often with warm water and soap
- use tissues to trap germs when you cough or sneeze
- bin used tissues as quickly as possible.
Those who work in the health and social care sector are entitled to a free vaccination. If you haven’t had your vaccination yet or aren’t sure where to get it, speak to your GP or local pharmacy who will be able to advise and book an appointment in for you.