Flu Vaccinations for 2020

Castle Surgery has been making preparations for Wales’ biggest Flu Vaccination Programme.

We will be facilitating several Flu Vaccination clinics, including running a Saturday Flu Jabathon.

For those Eligible, please get in touch (see eligibility criteria further down this post).

We hope to receive Flu Vaccines by 20th September 2020, but we will keep you updated.

The potential for co-circulation of COVID-19 at the same time will make 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.

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Flu Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the free Flu Jab is being expanded, but here are the groups currently covered.

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)

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 GP surgery for advice.

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