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Free flu vaccine now available for over 50s across Wales

Wednesday November 25th, 2020

From next week [Tuesday 1 December] NHS Wales’ free flu vaccination will be available for anyone aged 50 or over, it has been announced.

Earlier this year the Welsh Government committed to the roll-out of Wales’ largest ever influenza vaccination programme to protect people from the risks of flu.

The Welsh Government secured nearly 460,000 additional vaccines for 2020/21 and these are currently being made available to all GP practices and community pharmacies in Wales.

Those aged 50 and over should now expect to be contacted by their GP practice or can contact their local pharmacy to arrange a vaccination.

By mid-November more than 750,000 vulnerable people, NHS staff and schoolchildren in Wales had taken up the offer of a free flu vaccine. Of those aged over 65, 70% had also been vaccinated – levels substantially higher than during the same period last year.

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