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Get ready for winter
Winter conditions can be seriously bad for our health, especially for people aged 65 or over, and people with long-term conditions. We want to help you and those you care for stay well this winter.
This may help prevent colds, flu or more serious health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes and pneumonia.
Common winter illnesses
Some health problems, such as asthma, sore throat and cold sores, are triggered or worsened by cold weather.
Get a flu jab
Flu vaccination is offered free of charge to people who are at risk, pregnant women, carers and some young children to ensure that they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.
The Antibiotics Awareness Campaign
Antibiotics are used to treat or prevent some types of bacterial infection. They work by killing bacteria or preventing them from reproducing and spreading. However, bacteria can adapt and ﬁnd ways to survive the effects of an antibiotic.