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What should I do if I get flu?

What should I do if I get flu?

The best remedy is to rest at home, keep warm and drink plenty of water. You can take paracetamol or ibruprofen to lower a high temperature and relieve aches if necessary. Use a tissue when you sneeze or cough and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer to help stop flu spreading.

Catch it, Bin it, Kill it!


Where can I get more
You can find out more about
flu vaccines, including vaccine contents and
potential side effects,
by entering the name of the vaccine in
the search box and looking at the patient
information leaflet (PIL).
A schedule showing which immunisations are
routinely offered in Wales is available from

If you have any questions or want
more information, talk to your
doctor or nurse, call NHS Direct
Wales on 0845 46 47 or visit
To order more copies of this leaflet,
or telephone 029 2010 4650.