It is coming up to the time of year when the over 65's and people with chronic health problems are urged to go to their GP and have their Flu jab. When Mum was at home, I needed to see her nearly every day to check she'd taken her medication, she'd got something for her dinner and she was generally OK. I work with Primary School children from a number of different schools and on numerous occaisons, I asked if I could have a Flu Jab too, as I was caring for Mum. I'm an only child so there was no one else to step in if I were to get Flu. The answer was always no, because I wasn't over 65 and didn't have a chronic health problem. One winter, both my husband and I went down with an awful cold, which could have been Flu and so we were unable to check on Mum and get her medication,which had run out. I think it should be possible to have a Flu jab if you are in contact with young children and elderly people. It doesn't matter now, because Mum is in a NH and is being looked after.