Covid-19 means it's more important than ever to get your flu vaccine This year we are facing the double threat of COVID-19 and influenza. Early studies show that for some people with both COVID-19 and flu virus there is an increased risk of complications and death. Each year the flu vaccine protects against the most common strains of flu likely to be circulating. Currently there is no vaccine against COVID-19 and it is more important than ever to be sure to get the flu vaccine this year. If you are pregnant, suffer from a medical condition or are aged 65 or over, it’s more important than ever for you to get the flu vaccine. For details of other groups who should get the vaccine go to www.nidirect.gov.uk/stay-well. Contact your GP surgery to find out the arrangements for flu vaccination in your practice.