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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

Travel Vaccinations

Travel Health Questionnaire

To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the Travel Questionnaire before coming to see the nurse (link below.)    Then please make an appointment with Nurse Lilyma Thapa or Nurse Margaret Harries.

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It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive some of the vaccinations. Some vaccines have to be ordered as they may not be a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Costs: Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.   Free vaccines on the NHS include the hepatitis A vaccine, the typhoid vaccine and the cholera vaccine. Other travel vaccines, such as yellow fever vaccination, are only available privately.

 

Please also look at further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

 



Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.

 
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