Winter Wellness Campaign 2015

Vaccination centre Poster
This Win­ter Well­ness Cam­paign 2015, aimed at giv­ing local peo­ple all the infor­ma­tion they need to keep warm and well this win­ter

How can your local phar­ma­cy help?

Through­out the Win­ter Well­ness Cam­paign, your phar­ma­cy will be pro­mot­ing a range of aspects of win­ter health includ­ing:

• Look­ing after your­self
• Sea­son­al flu jabs
• Infec­tion con­trol
• Pre­vent­ing a fall
• Tips on what to wear, heat­ing and oth­er ways of keep­ing warm

Win­ter Well­ness Vouch­ers- Redeemable at your Local Phar­ma­cy NHS Vac­ci­na­tion Cen­tre

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  1. Free Med­i­cines Use Review
  2. Free Blood pres­sure and Heart rate check
  3. Free Full Heart Check- Includ­ing ECG
  4. Free Win­ter Well­ness book­let (avail­able from Octo­ber)
  5. Free NHS Flu and Pneu­mo­nia Vac­ci­na­tion
  6. Free Stop Smok­ing Vouch­er

What are the dif­fer­ences between cold and flu?

Cold Symp­tomsFlu Symp­toms
  • Slight or no fever
  • Sud­den fever, often last 3+ days
  • Headache is uncom­mon
  • Headache promi­nent
  • Mild fatigue, weak­ness
  • Sev­er aches & pains
  • Sneez­ing, stuffy nose com­mon
  • Sneez­ing, stuffy nose some­times occur
  • Mild cough
  • Cough can become severe
  • Sore throat com­mon
  • Sore throat some­times occurs
  • Mild to mod­er­ate chest con­ges­tion
  • Chest con­ges­tion is com­mon and can become severe
  • Devel­ops over a day or two
  • Sud­den onset, with­in a few hours
  • Mild gen­er­al aches and pains
  • Extreme fatigue, weak­ness can last weeks
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    5 Com­mon Myths About Flu- True or False?

    • Hav­ing the flu is not like a cold. It is worse. A bad bout of flu is much worse than a bad cold. It comes on faster and can leave some peo­ple seri­ous­ly ill and in hos­pi­tal.
    • Flu can be treat­ed with antibi­otics. No it can’t. Virus­es cause flu and antibi­otics kill bac­te­ria. So, flu  can­not be treat­ed by antibi­otics.
    • Chil­dren can­not have the flu vac­cine. Chil­dren over the age of six months who are “at risk” of seri­ous ill­ness if they catch the flu are eli­gi­ble for a flu vac­cine on the NHS. The flu vac­cine is gen­er­al­ly giv­en to chil­dren aged 6 months to 2 years as an injec­tion, and as a nasal spray for chil­dren aged 2 to 18 years at the GP surgery.
    • The flu jab will not pro­tect me against swine flu. Yes, it will. This year’s flu vac­cine pro­tects against three dif­fer­ent flu virus­es includ­ing the H1N1 swine flu virus. This is because the virus is expect­ed to be spread­ing this year.
    • I’m preg­nant, so I should­n’t have the flu vac­cine because it will affect my baby. You should have the vac­cine what­ev­er stage of preg­nan­cy you are in. If you’re preg­nant, you could get very ill if you get flu, which could also be bad for your baby. Hav­ing the flu vac­cine can pro­tect your baby against flu after they’re born and dur­ing the ear­ly months of life.

    Find your local phar­ma­cy- click on the bor­ough you live in on the PPP Hom­page 

     

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