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As flu increases Hywel Dda UHB urges people to get vaccinated

Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) is urging all eligible people who have yet to get their COVID-19 autumn booster and/or their annual flu vaccine to get protected.

With extreme pressures on emergency departments and hospitals, the mass vaccination centres across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire are now open for drop-ins for your flu and COVID-19 booster jab.

You are eligible if you are:

  • aged 50 or over
  • resident or staff in care homes for older people
  • frontline health and care workers
  • aged between 5 and 49 who are in a clinical risk group, and their household contacts
  • carer aged between 16 and 49

Dr Joanne McCarthy, Deputy Director of Public Health at Hywel Dda UHB, said: “Flu is caused by the influenza virus. It can be a very unpleasant illness and lead to serious problems, such as bronchitis and pneumonia”

“Hospitals across the Hywel Dda region are treating a high number of patients with respiratory illnesses and vaccinations are a safe and effective way to help prevent becoming seriously unwell should you catch flu or COVID-19 this winter.”

Mass vaccination centre location and opening times:

The Public Health Wales web site have more information on vaccines here.