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140 given flu jabs at fire station.

A DOCTORS' surgery took over the local fire station yesterday to make sure residents got their annual flu jabs.

Over 140 people from the Dolgellau area turned up to get their injections.

Practice nurse Sister Ann Icke said because of the large number of people eligible for flu jabs, the practice arranged to give the flu jabs at a more convenient location.

"It is nice that the doctors' practice and the local fire authority can work together. The fire station is close to the local supermarket and is on the flat and there is adequate parking available," said Sister Icke.

Mrs Sheila Wardle, 71, of Brithdir was having her sixth annual flu jab.

She said: "I had Beijing Flu some years ago and was very ill after it and it brought on bronchitis. I have had the flu jab every year since then."

Husband Eric 79, has a chest condition and was having his 11th annual flu jab, he also felt that it was worthwhile.

The Welsh Government is highlighting the need for people with health problems to get the flu injections.
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Date:Oct 8, 2011
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