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Eligibility for the 2022 to 2023 flu vaccination programme

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30 September 2022
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Flu is a virus that can lead to serious illnesses and death. There are outbreaks most winters and the flu virus is constantly changing. Each year, flu vaccines are changed to match the flu viruses circulating.

It is important those eligible take up their offer of their flu vaccination to:

  • help protect individuals
  • protect our communities
  • help our health and care services¬†

Eligibility for the 2022 to 2023 flu vaccination programme

This autumn and winter, we are offering the flu vaccine to:

  • people aged 50 years and older
  • staff in nursing homes and care homes with regular client contact
  • staff providing frontline NHS/Primary care services, healthcare workers with direct patient contact
  • staff providing domiciliary care
  • people aged six months to 49 years in a clinical risk group
  • individuals experiencing homelessness
  • pregnant women
  • carers
  • people with a learning disability
  • people with a severe mental illness

Your GP surgery or school nurse will contact children who are eligible for a flu vaccine. If you think your child might have missed their vaccine, contact the school nurse or GP surgery.

Some vulnerable groups will be offered both flu and COVID-19 vaccines during the same appointment. Where this is not possible, we will ensure you are aware of where and how to get both these vaccines.

You can find more information about the flu vaccine on the Public Health Wales website.