Protect yourself from flu this winter
11:01am Saturday 28th September 2013 in News
HEALTH officials are reminding the public of the importance of vaccination against seasonal flu.
The flu virus is easily passed from person to person, and can spread rapidly in closed communities such as residential homes.
Most people recover from a bout of flu uneventfully, but life-threatening complications can occur, particularly in the elderly or in those with certain medical conditions.
In Wales, a vaccine is routinely offered to people considered to be more at risk of developing complications from contracting flu. These include people aged 65 and over, pregnant women, those with chronic heart or chest complaints, kidney or liver disease or suffer with diabetes.
Additionally, health workers and carers are also offered the flu jab. And new for 2013, two and three year old children, those in school year seven, and children in groups at increased risk of being very ill with flu, will be offered a nasal spray flu vaccine to help protect them from flu.
For more information and resources on how to keep yourself healthy, visit www.hywelddahb.wales.nhs.uk/Healthy-wednesday