Get vaccinated to protect your health

You should have a flu vaccination every year to protect yourself. Ask your General Practioner or practice nurse when the flu vaccination clinic starts. It’s usually in October or November. Your doctor should also offer you the pneumococcal vaccine, which you only need to have once. It protects you against certain types of pneumonia. Both flu and pneumonia can make people with heart failure very ill, so having the vaccinations will protect you.