You can often treat the flu without seeing a GP and should begin to feel better in about a week.

For information on:

  • Check if you have flu
  • How to treat flu yourself
  • A pharmacist can help with flu
  • Get advice from 111
  • How to avoid spreading the flu

Please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/flu/

How to prevent flu

The flu vaccine reduces the risk of catching flu, as well as spreading it to others.

It's more effective to get the vaccine before the start of the flu season (December to March).

Find out if you're eligible for the free NHS flu vaccine

Flu vaccination and side effects for adults

Flu vaccination and side effects for children

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