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Beat Flu - The Annual Flu Vaccine

It is important for people who are at higher risk of flu to protect themselves by getting the free flu vaccination. Each year the virus changes so you’ll need a new vaccination each year

Get the jab

Free flu jabs are available from your GP or participating local pharmacy from around October each year for those who are at risk to protect against catching flu and developing serious complications. During the flu season you can find a list of participating pharmacies here.

Who Is Eligible for a Free Flu Vaccine?

The annual flu vaccine is available from your local GP surgery or local pharmacy and is offered for free on the NHS to the following groups of people.

Please note that individuals aged between 50 and 64 years will only become eligible for a vaccination in November (dependent on additional vaccine being available).


Front-line Health Professional?

Front-line healthcare workers with patient contact are recommended to get the jab every year to protect their patients, colleagues, families and communities from catching and spreading flu. 

The free vaccine is available for all staff (especially those in regular contact with patients) at organised Occupational Health clinics.

Flu Champions can also give the jab to colleagues

Flu Champions

Most areas have a Flu Champion who can vaccinate you in your workplace. If you don't know who your local Flu Champion is, ask your manager.

You can speed up the process by printing out and filling in the consent form beforehand.

Specific information about Seasonal Flu Immunisation is available to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board staff on the Immunisation Intranet page (available on UHB PCs only).

If you would like to become a Flu Champion please contact nuala.mahon@wales.nhs.u

 

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