Cowbridge: 01446 772383

Llantwit Major: 01446 794080

St Athan: 01446 751751

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The Practice will be closed on Tuesday 9 October 2018 from 1pm for clinical training.
When the practice is closed please call the Out of Hours Service on 01446 729562 for urgent medical attention, if you contact the Practice your call will be automatically re-directed.

 

Flu Vaccination Clinics 2018/19
For details of our vaccination clinics and eligibility, please check below for further information.

 

Western Vale Family Practice –

Your Family is Our Practice’

BEAT FLU BEFORE IT BEATS YOU!

The annual Flu immunisation programme is underway in time for the coming winter – and those eligible for a flu vaccine are being urged not to wait for us to contact you – please telephone the Practice ASAP to book directly.

This year we are offering special Saturday morning flu clinics, which may be more convenient to patients.

           Saturday 13 October – Cowbridge Health Centre

        Saturday 20 October – Llantwit Major Surgery

In addition we will also be running flu clinics during the working week – please telephone for more information.

Are you at Risk?

Last year, fewer than half (46.9%) of people in risk groups (65+, Pregnant, Carer, having a long term health condition), did not protect themselves against Flu, a virus, which can and does kill every year.

This year, those at risk are being urged to get their free vaccination as early as possible from their GP Practice, before the flu season (December to March).

Sister Charlotte Torres, Nurse Practitioner at Western Vale Family Practice, explains why the influenza vaccination is vital:

“Flu is a serious illness caused by a virus that affects the lungs and airways. Symptoms generally come on suddenly, and can include fever, chills, headache, cough, muscle aches and fatigue. For those in an at risk group, flu can be deadly.

 Flu cannot be treated with antibiotics. Make sure you do not put yourself at risk by missing this potentially life-saving opportunity. The vaccination also helps prevent the spread of the virus, so getting vaccinated helps keep you and your loved ones safe. It’s a win-win.”

Sister Torres warns that even if you had the vaccine last year, it is very important to get it again this year. She said:

“Immunity wanes and the Flu virus changes every year so you should have it again now for best protection this winter.

Don’t delay; book your flu vaccine today!”

For more information about Flu generally, visit www.beatflu.org

 

 

 

Contact Information

Cowbridge

Western Vale Family Practice

Cowbridge Health Centre

The Broad Shoard

Cowbridge

CF71 7DA

Tel. 01446 772383

Llantwit Major

The Clinic

Boverton Road

Llantwit Major

CF61 1XZ

Tel. 011446 794080

St Athan

The Surgery

The Square

St Athan

Barry

CF62 4PF

Tel. 011446 751751

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