Worcestershire Winters Well
Boost your immunity this winter!
If you are eligible for a free flu jab and a COVID-19 booster jab get these booked in as soon as you can!
Pregnant women, children aged 2 to16, adults over 50, people with long term health conditions, carers and close contacts of immunocompromised individuals and frontline health and care staff all remain eligible to have a free flu vaccination (nasal spray for under 16s).
The country is learning to live with COVID-19, and the main line of defence is vaccination. Find out more about getting your initial COVID-19 vaccination, second dose and booster jab on our vaccinations page.
Keep yourself and others well
As the winter months draw in there are many things we can be doing to look after ourselves and those around us.
Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water is the best way to prevent tummy bugs, COVID-19 and other winter illnesses. If you can't use soap and water, wash your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitiser containing at least 70% alcohol, but it doesn’t kill all winter bugs, such as Norovirus.
When seeing friends and family please take a rapid lateral flow test before you go. Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have any symptoms but can still infect others.
Winter can bring additional hazards, such as trips and falls, winter infections such as Norovirus and Flu. It can also be a very lonely, anxious time.
Below is a directory of services and information to keep you both physically and mentally well this winter.