A CHARITY is urging people to think about their health and get a flu jab.
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is warning that people with heart disease are four times more likely to suffer a heart attack after developing an infection such as the flu.
The free flu jab more than halves your risk of developing the virus, takes less than a minute to give and could help some of the 126,356 people in North-East England living with heart disease.
Judy O’Sullivan, from the BHF, said: “If you have heart disease and catch the flu you are at higher risk of developing serious complications.
“People with heart disease are eligible for the jab and the sooner they get it the better.”
Log onto www.bhf.org.uk/heartmatters for more information.