GPs are urging those at risk of medical complications if they get the flu to roll up their sleeves and protect their health this winter.

Free flu vaccinations are being offered across Brighton and Hove for people over 65, those who are younger but have a long term condition, and pregnant women.

Children aged two and three will be offered the vaccination at their surgery and those in reception and Years, 1,2,3 and 4 will have their jab at school.

Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group lead for public health, Katie Stead, said: “As GPs we know it is vital that we get vaccinated to protect our health so we can continue to provide care for patients, and so that we don’t spread the virus in our community.”

Flu is a highly infectious disease and can lead to serious complications for those with conditions like bronchitis, diabetes, heart or liver disease.