Winter wellbeing in Cheshire East
It’s time to get ready for winter and we have lots of information and advice to help you stay warm, well and safe in our Winter Wellbeing guide.
The guide includes tips for preparing your home for winter and keeping active during the colder months, information about our nominated neighbour scheme and advice about accessing winter-related benefits.
Your flu jab
While some people might think flu is a bad cold, flu can be a severe illness that can lead to serious complications, particularly in winter.
People at increased risk of severe illness if they catch flu are older people, the very young, pregnant women, those with long-term health conditions – particularly chronic lung or heart disease – and those with a weakened immune system.
To find out whether you are eligible for a free flu jab, speak to your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist or visit www.nhs.uk. If you don’t qualify, many local pharmacies and some supermarkets also offer the flu vaccine.