Flu sufferers urged to ‘help save lives’ by avoiding busy hospitals

WITH a recent rise in the number of recorded cases, health professionals are reminding people affected by flu to think carefully before seeking further medical assistance.

To ensure busy emergency services and GP practices are able to save lives and help those most in need, it is important to remember the vast majority of healthy people with symptoms of flu don’t need to see a doctor.

Flu is a viral infection for which antibiotics are not helpful - instead, the advice if you...

Parents encouraged to protect their children from flu

AS the festive period approaches, parents of two and three year-olds are being reminded to ensure their children are protected against flu.

Children aged two to eight years (on 31 August 2017) are eligible for a free flu vaccine in Wales, but this year uptake is low in children aged two and three, with only two in every five children in this age group currently protected.

Uptake of the nasal spray vaccine in primary school aged children has been good (almost 70 per cent), but stands at...

People aged 65 and over urged to get flu protection

PEOPLE aged 65 and over in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire are being urged to get their free NHS flu vaccine.

Vaccination is the best way to protect against this potentially serious illness.

Hywel Dda University Health Board is reminding older people that they are more at risk of complications if they catch influenza (flu) than the general population. Flu can be a serious illness, leading to complications like pneumonia, and every year people in Wales end up in hospital...

Experts claim flu vaccination the best as national campaign gets underway

The annual campaign to encourage people in eligible groups across Wales to have a vaccination to protect themselves from influenza (flu) is being launched today (Monday, 2 October ).

The Beat Flu campaign, led by Public Health Wales, encourages those who need it most to get protection each year against influenza, a potentially dangerous disease.

Included in the eligible groups are pregnant women, people with certain chronic long term health conditions, and everyone aged 65 and...