Influenza can be serious. Influenza is now circulating in the community, and it can be serious for some people, especially for pregnant women, those aged 65 and over, children, and people with long-term health conditions.
People aged 65 and over in Wales are being urged to get their free NHS flu vaccine. Vaccination is the best way to protect against this potentially serious illness.
Public Health Wales is urging anyone from the age of six months upwards with a long term health condition to get protected against flu with a free NHS vaccination.
People aged 65 or over are being advised to get vaccinated against influenza (‘flu’) soon for best protection this winter.
The annual national campaign to encourage people in eligible groups to have the free NHS flu vaccination and protect themselves from the illness is being launched today (Thursday October 9 2014).