Protect yourself – have your flu jab
It's not just people over 65 who should be vaccinated against flu.
The flu jab is free and recommended for people who:
- are pregnant
- have long term conditions, including diabetes, asthma, heart disease and multiple sclerosis
- are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
- are over 65
Stay warm and well this winter
Cold weather can have a deadly impact, especially on older people.
Official figures show that, last year, there were an estimated 25,400 excess deaths nationally, mostly linked to circulatory and respiratory diseases.
We all can take simple steps to protect ourselves.
It is also important that we take time to think about friends, elderly relatives and neighbours who could be at risk.
Feeling unwell? Make sure you get the right treatment
This Christmas and New Year, if you feel ill or have an accident, would you know where to go and what to do?
Choose the right service for your needs
There are lots of options to choose from if you are unwell – from self-care or asking your local pharmacist through to minor injuries units or A&E.
- Find out how to choose the right NHS service to get you back on the road to recovery as soon as possible.
- Find out about out-of-hours pharmacy opening times, GP services, dental care, NHS Direct, minor injuries units and urgent treatment centres, and accident and emergency services in West Sussex.