Colds and flu affect 15 million people each year in the UK. Often people make unnecessary trips to their GP when they should be resting at home.
However, flu can be a serious condition for some people, so it’s important to get a flu jab if you need it.
Find out how to avoid infection, what to do if you have symptoms, and whether you are eligible for a flu jab.
Find out how to treat your symptoms with our online symptom checker
You may be able to get a free flu jab this winter - answer one simple question to find out