Keeping well in Winter
For advice on staying well in cold weather, covering issues such as healthy lifestyle, vaccinations, heating, and financial help, visit the Keeping Warm and Well webpage on GOV.uk.
Viruses such as Flu and COVID-19 spread more easily in Winter when we spend more time together indoors and they can cause serious illness. Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and those around you. By getting your Covid and Flu vaccine, it means you are likely to have milder symptoms and recover faster, reducing your risk of being hospitalised. Check your eligibility and book online on the winter vaccinations webpage on nhs.uk or speak to your GP surgery.
Keep your child well in Winter
Children are particularly vulnerable to winter illnesses. The One Bromley Local Care Partnership have packed useful advice in a new ‘Keep your child well this winter’ guide for 2023/24 to help parents manage the season of runny noses, fevers, and germs.
Parents are also urged help protect their children by ensuring they are up to date with their free measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, and all other routine childhood immunisations. These vaccinations are crucial in protecting children against preventable diseases. It is never too late to catch up; speak to your child’s GP if you are unsure or check the NHS childhood vaccines timeline.