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University students urged to put vaccination on their to do list to avoid serious illness

Public Health Wales is urging new and current students arriving at university this autumn to ensure that they are up to date with all their childhood vaccinations, and so avoid serious illnesses such as meningitis, measles and septicaemia.

Public Health Wales has published guidance for addressing vaping among secondary school-age learners

Public Health Wales has produced an information and guidance resource on vaping for secondary-aged learners in Wales.

Wales has seen a downward trend in rates of tuberculosis (TB) over the last decade

Wales has seen a 36 per cent decrease in the incidence of TB over the last decade, falling from a peak of 4.6 cases per 100,000 population in 2013 to 2.8 cases per 100,000 people in 2021.

Celebrating the health benefits of the new 20 mph speed limit

As a new week of school and work begins with a 20 mph speed limit in place, public health experts are welcoming the health benefits it will bring.

New health outcomes data published

Public Health Wales has published new data on public health outcomes.  

Public Health Wales Annual General Meeting 2023

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Public Health Wales Board will be held on Thursday 28 September at 10:00. 

Warning to vaccinate young children against flu, ahead of winter

Public health experts in Wales are encouraging parents to vaccinate young children against the flu virus this autumn, to protect them from getting secondary infections.

New pathology sample statistics show pandemic impact on cancer diagnoses and ongoing recovery

Cancer detection rates are recovering more slowly for some cancers than others, according to a new analysis of pathology samples by the Wales Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit (WCISU) at Public Health Wales.

The current and future health of children in Wales is being harmed by the cost of living crisis

Public health experts are calling for urgent action to tackle the impact of the cost of living crisis on the health and well-being of children in Wales.

Two thirds of year 10 pupils who vape daily show signs of nicotine dependency.

A snapshot survey of pupils in years 7 and 10 from a small sample of Welsh secondary schools has found that the proportion of year 10 pupils using vapes every day is around nine to 10 per cent.