Flu Vaccinations for 2021

Castle Surgery has been part of Wales’ biggest Flu Vaccination Programme last year and it’s set to be even bigger this year.

Vaccinations help reduce the risk for you and for others.

For those eligible, please get in touch (PLEASE take a read of the eligbility criteria).

Please call

01639 622 050

to book if you’re eligible.

Please Scroll Down if you would like to try and book online.

The potential for co-circulation of COVID-19 at the same time makes this year’s flu vaccination programme even more vital.

Alongside extending the programme, it’s important that those in the existing eligible groups including those aged over 65 years, pregnant women and people with medical conditions are vaccinated first. Increasing uptake in health and social care workers will also be a key priority this season.

We will keep you updated.

Flu Eligibility



The flu vaccine is free for everyone (from six months of age) who has:

  • diabetes
  • a long-term chest complaint, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • moderate or severe asthma
  • a heart problem
  • liver disease
  • kidney disease (from stage 3)
  • had a stroke or a mini stroke, or who has another neurological disorder (for example,
    multiple sclerosis)
  • an immune system that isn’t working well
  • had their spleen removed or has a spleen that isn’t working very well; or
  • is a very overweight adult (with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more)
  • New: Also available for those age 50-64

It is also recommended and free for people who are:

  • care home workers who have regular contact with their clients
  • pregnant
  • aged 65 or over
  • living in a long-stay care home
  • carers (unpaid)
  • community first responders; or
  • members of recognised voluntary organisations who provide planned emergency first aid at organised public events.

For health or social care workers: if you have direct contact with patients or clients, the flu vaccine is recommended so speak to your employer for more information.

For children: A free nasal-spray flu vaccine is recommended for all children who are aged two or three.

Flu vaccine is the best way to protect against catching or spreading flu – so don’t miss out. If you are not sure if you can have a free flu vaccine, ask at your us for advice.

The expanded flu vaccination programme to protect vulnerable people and support the NHS

Free vaccine to be made available for people aged 50 to 64 later in the year

Households of those on the shielded patient list eligible for free flu vaccination and school programme expanded to the first year of secondary schools for the first time

Find out more about flu and flu vaccines at www.beatflu.org

Please Note:


Public Health England advises vaccination may be postponed if the individual is suffering from an acute illness; however, it is not necessary to postpone immunisation in patients with minor illnesses without fever or systemic upset.

Online Booking Form.

Please note, responses via online form may take up to 7 working days. Please call 01639 622 050 to book directly.

If you’re ill with a high temperature, it’s best to wait until you’re better before having the flu vaccine.


Flu vaccine side effects

Flu vaccines are very safe. All adult flu vaccines are given by injection into the muscle of the upper arm.

Most side effects are mild and only last for a day or so, such as:

  • slightly raised temperature
  • muscle aches
  • sore arm where the needle went in – this is more likely to happen with the vaccine for people aged 65 and over

Try these tips to help reduce the discomfort:

  • continue to move your arm regularly
  • take a painkiller, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen – some people, including those who are pregnant, should not take ibuprofen unless a doctor recommends it