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Flu Vaccinations

Flu jab appointments are available to book. Please contact the Practice via telephone or via My Health Online. Limited stock now available. 

Fluenz Child Flu Vaccinations for 2 & 3 year olds

If you child is 2 or 3 years of age at 31st August 2021 the Practice is able to administer their nasal flu vaccinations. Please contact the Practice via telephone or via My Health Online for an appointment. 


To protect our staff and others, Patients are required to wear a face mask when attending the Practice as per current Government guidelines. 

COVID-19 testing 

If you have coronavirus symptoms you need to take a test within the first 5 days of having symptoms as the test checks if you have coronavirus right now and not if you’ve already had the virus.

You can apply for a test for yourself or someone in your household with symptoms. This includes adults and children, including those under 5.

A COVID-19 test can be arranged via the UK Booking Portal, or by ringing 119 between 7am and 11pm (calls are free).

If you have hearing or speech difficulties: call 18001119. This service is available to help you book a test, but it cannot provide clinical advice.

Testing is available within Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire or via a home testing kit delivered to and collected from your home. The COVID-19 test is undertaken via a throat swab or combined throat and nose swab.

Look to the experts when it comes to Eyes

Opticians across West Wales have thrown their weight behind a campaign to help stop people heading straight to A&E when they have sudden eye problems.

The Choose Wise if You Hurt Your Eyes initiative is highlighting the free expert eye advice and treatment available on our high streets.

The Welsh Government drive encourages people to visit opticians to access acute eye care rather than going to a GP or hospital.

New eye symptoms can be associated with vision threatening disease and unless detected then treated early may lead to permanent damage.

Symptoms requiring urgent assessment include sudden onset of a red or uncomfortable eye, a foreign body in eye, sight problems that start quickly, seeing flashes or new floaters in vision.

Optometrists will provide an expert examination and advice on eye problems that need urgent attention and will advise on the best way to treat them. There is no charge for the appointment and the optometrist will see you within 24 hours and many optometry practices are open on Saturdays.

Research has revealed that patients are often unaware of the full range of healthcare services available to them and end up visiting and emergency department or calling 999 for an ambulance when actually an optometrist could be the best place for them to go.

The nationwide Choose Well campaign aims at helping members of the public decide where to go to get the best and most appropriate medical attention when they are unwell.

This in turn should allow busy NHS services to help the people who need them most.

Things like a simple eye injury picked up during a sports match or specks of dust or debris that have got in eyes while gardening or DIY could all be checked at the opticians.

This campaign is being supported by the Welsh Government, Optometry Wales, the RNIB, Public Health Wales, Community Pharmacy Wales, Health Boards and other health organisations.

To find an optometry practice in the Hywel Dda area providing the urgent assessment service go to the Eye Care Wales website at:

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