Carers encouraged to claim free flu jab this winter

Carers Trust have issued this advice…

"As winter approaches, we are encouraging any carers of someone who is elderly, ill or disabled to visit their GP for a free flu jab to reduce the risk to their own health — as well as the health of the person they care for.
Carers can find out if they are eligible for a flu jab via NHS Carers Direct.
Every winter, the vast majority of unpaid carers miss out on a free flu jab, despite the fact that they’re entitled to request one if they’re the main carer for someone who’s ill or disabled and whose health would be at risk if they fell ill."

For more information visit their web site http://www.carers.org/news/carers-encouraged-claim-free-flu-jab-winter

Note

Many chemists and Tesco supermarket in Haverfordwest also provide flu jabs, often with no need for an appointment.

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