Seasonal Flu Vaccination
Influenza ‘flu’ is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses. Each year the make-up of the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Health Organization decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter.
Regular immunisation (vaccination) is given free of charge to the following at-risk people, to protect them from seasonal flu:
- People aged 65 or over
- People with a serious medical condition
- If you are pregnant
- People living in a residential or nursing home
- The main carers for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer becomes ill
- Healthcare or social care professionals directly involved in patient care
For more information on flu immunisation, including background information on the vaccine and how you can get the jab, see Seasonal flu jab.
HPA – Season Flu Guide
Eating Well & Exercise – helping you maintain a healthy body
We’re bombarded with scare stories about weight, from size zero to the obesity ‘epidemic’. But a healthy body is determined by different factors for each of us.
NHS – Good Food Guide
Information on a healthy diet and ways to make it work for you
BBC Healthy Living – Nutrition
A good diet is central to overall good health, but which are the best foods to include in your meals, and which ones are best avoided? This section looks at the facts, to help you make realistic, informed choices
NHS – Why be active?
Even a little bit of exercise will make you feel better about yourself, boost your confidence and cut your risk of developing a serious illness.
BBC Healthy Living – Improve your levels of activity
Information and help for young and old about the benefits of increased physical activity & how to go about it!
These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.