Have you ever had the flu? While symptoms only last a few days for most people, the disease can become severe (1). The risk of complications from the flu is higher for people with non-communicable diseases (2).
Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent the flu (3). But how well the flu vaccine works can vary each flu season (3). So, why is getting a flu vaccine important for people with non-communicable diseases – even in years when it doesn’t work as well?