SEASONAL FLU VACCINE - Flu clinics are normally held between September - January
REASONS WHY WE MAY NEED A FLU VACCINE
Influenza (flu) is a viral infection that can affect us at any age and strikes mainly during the winter months. We catch it by breathing in droplets in the air that contain the virus. Typically the symptoms start to develop one to three days later, with the first signs being headache, sore throat, runny nose, aching muscles, fever and shivering. Flu causes complete exhaustion and this extreme fatigue may last for two or three weeks.
PATIENTS ENTITLED TO A FLU VACCINE IN PRIMARY CARE
Under 65's who are at risk
Patients 50 - 64 years - Welsh Government for 2021 have extended the NHS flu vaccination program to offer individuals aged between 50 and 64 years again for this years campaign.
FLU VACCINE FOR CHILDREN - For 2021-22, the childhood program will offer vaccination to the following age groups:
Children aged two and three years on 31 August 2021 will continue to be vaccinated through general practice please contact the practice from the end of August to arrange an appointment.
Children in school reception class and in all primary school years 1 to 6 (ages 4 to 11 years) are to be offered the vaccine in school via the heath board school nursing service.
Children in secondary school years 7 to 11 are to be offered the vaccine in school via the heath board school nursing service.
Children aged four years on 31 August 2021 who do not attend school will be offered the vaccine on request or opportunistically by primary care. It is expected that this will apply to very few children as the majority will attend school from four years of age.
Click on the link below which will take you to the Public Health Wales website for further information on flu