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People aged 65 and over in Wales must protect themselves against flu NOW

People aged 65 or over are being advised to get vaccinated against influenza (‘flu’) early this winter.

The annual Beat Flu immunisation programme is now underway throughout NHS Wales offering free vaccines to individuals most at risk of serious complications from flu.

Older people, and the carers of those whose health may be at risk if the carer becomes ill, are being targeted about the dangers of flu with a clear message from Public Health Wales and other supporting charities to “Beat flu before it beats you!”

Flu Jabs for the Over 65's

Last year in Wales only two thirds (68.3%) of those aged 65 and over were vaccinated.
As Age Cymru’s Keep Well this Winter Coordinator, Rosalyn Williams, says:  “It is very important that over-65s – and other ‘at-risk’ groups, take up the opportunity to have the free winter flu vaccination because flu is a serious and potentially debilitating illness.
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