1. Covid-19 vaccination
Make sure you’re up to date with your vaccinations. You can get your first or second vaccine at any point and eligible people can get their third primary dose or booster jab.
Young people aged 12 to 17 currently only get one dose. Those who are in an at risk group will be contacted if they need to get their second dose.
To find out if you can get yours, visit the NHS website.
2. Flu Jab
If you’re eligible for the free flu vaccine, get it now – it’s free because you need it.
Flu is a highly infectious disease and can lead to serious complications for children aged 2-8 years old, people age 65+, pregnant women and anyone with a long-term health condition.
Speak to your GP or pharmacy for further details.
3. Keep warm, keep well
Winter conditions can be seriously bad for your health, especially for people aged 65+ or with long-term health conditions.
- keep your home heated to at least 18⁰c
- keep your bedroom window closed at night
- keep active when indoors
- wear several layers of light clothes rather than one bulky layer
4. Think Pharmacy first
Make sure you keep your medicine cabinet stocked with any essentials you might need if you’re feeling under the weather.
Your local pharmacy can help you manage most common illnesses and you don’t need to make an appointment.
You can also speak to your pharmacist about many healthcare issues including long-term conditions.
5. Know who to call and where to go
Patients registered with a Manchester GP can also get a routine planned appointment until 8pm on weekdays, and between 9am and 6pm at the weekend.
You can also call NHS 111 or visit NHS 111 online for non-urgent, fast medical help – available 24/7
Our walk-in centres are open 365 days a year for minor illness and injuries.
If you need dental care, call your dentist – some practices offer appointments at short notice. If you don’t have a dentist, call NHS 111 for advice.