The NHS in the Sussex is reminding people with long-term conditions that this year it’s more important than ever for them to have their free flu vaccination.
Research shows that if people get flu and coronavirus at the same time, they are more likely to be seriously ill or be admitted to hospital.
Catching flu is more serious for those with a long-term health condition. It can make the effects of their existing condition worse and can cause series complications. Long term health conditions which can cause issues alongside flu include diabetes, a long term respiratory, heart, kidney, liver or neurological condition, a weakened immune system and obesity.