The flu vaccine will be available from early October 2018 and we encourage all eligible patients to please contact the Surgery to make an appointment.  

There is a wealth of information on nhs.uk websites and here are some extracts and links:

Extract from ‘The Flu Jab’ – NHS.uk website:
Flu vaccination by injection, commonly known as the “flu jab” is available every year on the NHS to protect adults (and some children) at risk of flu and its complications. Flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own within a week. However, flu can be more severe in certain people, such as:

  • anyone aged 65 and over
  • pregnant women
  • children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or respiratory disease)
  • children and adults with weakened immune systems

Extract from ‘Who Should Have a Flu Jab?’ – NHS.uk website:
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to ensure they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications. You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:

  • are 65 years of age or over
  • are pregnant
  • have certain medical conditions
  • are very overweight
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
  • receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
  • are a front-line health and social care worker. It is your employer’s responsibility to arrange vaccination for you

Want More Information?

Wales Flu GraphPublic Health Wales maintain a flu surveillance and a Report is produced every week tracking the incidence of flu in Wales.

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Cover of UK Flu Report 2014-5If you were particularly interested in statistics for the whole of the UK, Public Health England produce an extensive Report each year and last winter’s report is available here.

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