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Drop in Flu Clinic 6.30pm to 7.30pm 11th December 2019  - Who needs protection against flu?

Flu is more likely to be serious if you have a long-term health condition, are pregnant, or are 65 or older. Every year in Wales three-quarters of a million people have a flu vaccine. If any of the following apply to you, you are more likely to get complications from flu. So even if you feel healthy, you should have a flu vaccine if:

You are pregnant

You are aged 65 or over

You live in a residential or nursing home

You have a heart problem

You have a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including asthma that needs regular steroid inhalers or tablets

You have kidney disease

You have lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid or cancer treatment)

You have liver disease

You have had a stroke (or mini stroke)

You have diabetes

You have a neurological condition, for example multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy or post-polio syndrome

You have a problem with your spleen, for example sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed

You have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

 

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website. 

Alternatively you can look at   http://labtestsonline.org.uk/

 
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