How do I prevent it?
The Flu vaccine protects against the most common strains of the virus, which change each year, this is why you need to be vaccinated every year against flu as the flu virus can change from year to year.
It’s more effective to get the vaccine before the start of the flu season (flu season usually runs from December to March). Please contact your GP for further advice.
What do I do if I get it?
To help you get better quicker:
- Rest and sleep
- Keep warm
- Take paracetamol or ibuprofen to lower your temperature and treat aches and pains (please speak to your pharmacist if you have any questions about medications)
- To prevent dehydration drink plenty of water (your wee should be light yellow or clear)