As we spent most of last year's flu-season self-isolating there are fears that more people are likely to get the virus this year.
Fewer people will have built up a natural immunity to the flu and as a result more may experience more severe symptoms than usual.
Because of this, it's important you get the flu vaccine this year. Read more: Who is eligible for flu vaccine, how to get it and when it will be available - everything you need to know The vaccine will provide protection for you and those around you from severe illness this winter.
If you're worried about paying for the vaccine, it's provided for everyone on the NHS. It can also be delivered at many GPs and is widely available.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk