It’s simple. Please get vaccinated.
Covid boosters and flu jabs
People are being urged to get both their Covid boosters and flu jabs this winter.
Covid boosters are being rolled out to people aged 50+, while flu jabs are being made available to a wide range people – including all over 50s, children aged 2 to 15 and pregnant women.
If you’re eligible, make sure you take up the offer and stay protected against both viruses.
Winter is coming and it's time to protect yourself and others. Get your flu and COVID-19 vaccines. Help keep your life open.
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— Public Health Wales (@PublicHealthW) September 29, 2021
Covid jabs for 12 to 15 year olds
The local health board is sending out invites to people aged 12 to 15, and will begin vaccinating from Monday, October 4.
Parents and carers will need to provide consent, and jabs will be administered at local vaccination centres (people in this age group won’t be able to walk into pop-up clinics).
Make an informed decision
It’s important that young people and parents / carers make an informed decision about Covid vaccination.
Don’t trust the guy on Facebook whose suddenly an expert on virology.
Get your info from trusted sources like Public Health Wales and your local NHS health board.
Mobile testing unit
Remember there’s a mobile testing unit in Johnstown.
The easy-access facility is offering PCR tests at Johnstown Community Centre between 9:30am and 5pm every Monday until further notice.
Help keep Covid away from schools
By sticking to the following guidance from Welsh Government, you can help keep Covid away from our classrooms this autumn…
- If your child has any symptoms, however mild, keep them at home and get a test.
- No symptoms? Make sure they take a rapid lateral flow test twice-a-week and report all the results.
- Follow the school rules on face coverings. Secondary pupils (Year 7 and above) will need to wear them on school transport.
- Get the vaccine if it’s offered to you or your child.
- Wash hands regularly.
5 things you can do to help keep Covid away from schools this autumn
Don’t ignore contact tracers
People are being reminded to answer phone-calls from contact tracers and follow the advice they’re given.
Wrexham’s TTP service says a small number of people who ignore calls and advice might be putting others at risk.