Author: Age Cymru
Published on 09 October 2012 02:30 PM
Commenting on the launch today of the Welsh Government’s annual flu jab campaign Age Cymru’s Health Initiatives Officer Rhian Pearce says:
“It is very important that over-65s take up the opportunity to have the free winter flu vaccination.
“People who care for an older or disabled person should also have the vaccination to make sure that the people they are looking after are protected as well.
“If you are fit and healthy, you may only get mild symptoms if you catch winter flu.
“However if you have long-term health problems, winter flu can cause serious illness such as bronchitis and pneumonia - it can even lead to a hospital stay.
“And let’s not forget that people actually die from winter flu, so getting the flu vaccination should be part of your annual routine if you are 65 or over.”