Winter Health Advice
Cold weather can make some health problems worse and even lead to serious complications, especially if you’re 65 or older, or if you have a long-term health condition. Here is advice from the NHS as well as tips to stay well this winter.
Walsall Council has confirmed plans for a new Warm Walsall initiative to help struggling residents keep warm this winter. Find out more and see which organisations are taking part in the Warm Walsall Initiative.
Strep A advice
Most strep A infections are mild and easily treated, but some are more serious. The NHS website has information about symptoms to look out for, when to seek medical help and what to do in an emergency.
Carers are entitled to a free flu vaccine. Make sure you register with your GP as a Carer so that you will be invited to vaccinations and health check-ups. The NHS lists all the pharmacies offering the flu vaccination on their website: Find a pharmacy that offers the NHS flu vaccine.
Those who are aged over 50, pregnant, unpaid Carers or living with certain health conditions are encouraged to get their booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Walk in COVID-19 vaccination clinics are available at locations across Birmingham and Solihull. Further information is available here.