Flu is caused by a virus. The flu virus spreads very easily and can make you very ill. The flu jab can protect you from flu. It is free to people with learning disabilities.
If you catch flu you might even need to go to hospital. So it is very important that you get the flu jab to keep you safe and well.
The flu jab is an injection in your arm usually given to you by a nurse at your doctors. If you are scared of needles, tell the nurse. You may be able to have the vaccine as a nose spray instead.
Where to get your jab
You can have the flu jab or nasal spray at your GP surgery. Or you can have the flu jab at a pharmacy.