Flu clinic

FLU WINTER 2022/23


Flu could pose a "significant" threat this winter for the first time since the Covid pandemic, public health experts have warned. See Vaccination encouraged, as flu expected to be a major public health issue in Wales this winter - Public Health Wales (nhs.wales)



Why have a Flu Vaccination?

Last year in Wales, more than a million people got their flu vaccine. That’s around one in every three people. Flu is more likely to be serious if you have a long term health condition, are pregnant, or are older. The people at high risk of COVID-19 are generally the same people at increased risk of becoming very ill with flu.

Am I eligible?

If any of the following apply to you, even if you feel healthy, you are more likely to get complications from flu if you catch it, and you are advised to have a flu vaccine if:

  • You are pregnant
  • You are aged 50 or over
  • You have a long term health condition that puts you at increased risk from flu
  • You live in a care home

The following groups are also advised to have a flu vaccine to protect them and the people around them:

  • Children aged two and three years old (age on 31 August 2022)
  • Children and young people in school years Reception to Year 11
  • Carers
  • People working directly with patients/clients in health or social care
  • Those who live with someone who has a compromised immune system

Eligible Group

Where to get your flu vaccine

Children two or three years (age on 31 August 2022) 

GP surgery 

Primary and secondary school children 

Primary and secondary school 

Children aged 6 months to under 18 years with long term health condition  

GP surgery (NB, primary school aged children will be offered their flu vaccine in school) 

Pregnant women 

GP surgery

Long term health conditions (adults) 

GP surgery

People aged 50 or over 

GP surgery

Unpaid carers 

GP surgery 

Domiciliary carers 

Community pharmacy 

Care home staff 

Community pharmacy 

Health and social care workers 

Via employer