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Stay well tips any of your own?

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The NHS Stay Well This Winter campaign is urging people age 65 or over, or those with long-term health conditions, such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease or respiratory illness, to prepare for winter with advice on how to ward off common illnesses.

And if you're a relative, a carer or a close friend of someone aged 65 or over, please ensure they are prepared for the winter.

These are the recommendations from the NHS:
•    If you start to feel unwell, even if it’s just a cough or a cold, then seek advice from your pharmacist quickly before it gets more serious.
•    Make sure you get your flu jab if eligible.
•    Keep yourself warm - heat your home to least 18 degrees C (65F) if you can.
•    Make sure you get your prescription medicines before pharmacies close on Christmas Eve.
•    Always take your prescribed medicines as directed.

As in previous years the flu vaccine programme is an important part of this campaign. The adult flu vaccine will be offered free to those in groups at particular risk of complications from flu including those age 65 or over, those age under 65 with long-term health conditions and pregnant women. The main carers of elderly or disabled people are also eligible. Children aged 2,3 or 4 or in school years 1 and 2 are eligible for a free flu nasal spray.

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