Vulnerable people are being encouraged to stay safe from germs this winter by getting the flu vaccine.

Flu is a highly infectious illness which spreads through coughs and sneezes of people carrying the virus.

People who are pregnant, aged 65 or over, have a long term health condition or are a carer are entitled to a free flu vaccine from the NHS.

Children aged two or three are also eligible to a vaccine in the form of a nasal spray.

For more information about the free flu vaccine visit