Colds and flu are the main triggers for potential fatal flare-ups so it makes sense for Asthmatics to try and protect themselves by getting the flu jab.
Most asthmatics are entitled to a flu jab free on the NHS as they are classed as a vulnerable group. But a poll has found that almost one in four people with asthma do not plan to have the jab ahead of the cold spell.
Many worrying about the jab’s side effects and others thinking they don’t need it because their asthma was not bothering them enough to warrant getting it.
There are lots of myths about the flu jab not working, causing side-affects and this is preventing people from getting it.
So we would urge everyone who is vulnerable and entitled to the flu jab to take advantage of it now.
It only takes a few minutes and could keep you well over this coming winter.