There are lots of things you can do to stay well this winter.
Boost your immunity: COVID-19 and flu spread more easily in winter and can both cause serious illness. Vaccines are our best protection against both viruses and will help keep you and others safe this winter. Getting both the COVID-19 and flu vaccines is important. Even if you’ve had all your COVID-19 vaccinations or had the virus itself, your immunity decreases over time and the latest booster offers protection against newer COVID-19 variants. Similarly, flu viruses change each year so it’s important to be up to date with the latest flu vaccination.
If you’re over 50, pregnant, in a clinically vulnerable group or you’re a health and social care worker, you are eligible for a FREE flu and Covid-19 booster vaccine this winter. Find out more on the Sussex Health & Care website.
If you are 65 and over or have certain pre-existing health risks you are entitled to a free Pneumococcal vaccination against pneumonia, speak to your GP Surgery.
Eat well: We also provide a Meals on Wheels service which offers hot, tasty meals delivered to your door, available 365 days a year.
If you feel unwell: act quickly and don’t wait for it to get worse. Winter can make existing health problems worse.
For more information go to:
West Sussex Wellbeing Boost your immunity this winter.
You can get help and advice from:
Pharmacy: pharmacists can give treatment advice for a range of minor illnesses & can tell you if you need to see a doctor.
GP: you may be able to speak to a GP online, over the phone, or go in for an appointment if they think you need to.
NHS 111: go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111 if you have an urgent medical problem and you are not sure what to do.
More information on staying well this winter is available on the NHS Stay Well website.