Local AM backs campaign to Beat Flu

Monmouth Assembly Member, Nick Ramsay, is showing his support for Public Health Wales’s annual campaign aimed at getting more ‘at-risk’ people vaccinated to prevent them getting ill with flu, a debilitating and potentially deadly illness.

Nick Ramsay AM at the recent event at the Assembly supporting this campaign

Nick Ramsay AM at the recent event at the Assembly supporting this campaign

Mr Ramsay is joining the calls being made by charities and health professionals, and is urging people aged 65 or over, carers, pregnant women and those with certain chronic or long-term illnesses to make an appointment with their local GP and get the free flu vaccine.

Speaking today Nick said:

“A major flu immunisation programme is underway throughout Wales to offer free vaccines to individuals most at risk of serious complications from flu, and my message to them is ‘Beat flu before it beats you!’

“Last year in Wales only half (51.1%) of those in at-risk groups took up their free vaccination, and we really need to significantly increase the numbers of people being vaccinated in order to prevent the spread of this largely preventable illness.”

More information on the campaign can be found atwww.beatflu.org or www.curwchffliw.org. Beat Flu is also on twitter and facebook:

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