Take care in the cold warn health chiefs - The Evesham Observer

Take care in the cold warn health chiefs

Evesham Editorial 27th Jan, 2020   0

THE cold snap has sparked appeals for people to take care of themselves, their families and neighbours.

Local NHS leaders say cold weather can lead to serious health problems and can kill.

Older people, those with chronic health conditions and people who have a disability, are particularly at risk.

Cold and flu viruses as well as tummy bugs such as Norovirus are also now starting to circulate.




Everyone is advised to keep warm and healthy by keeping rooms heated to at least 18C throughout the day and night and to wear suitable clothing – several thin layers is better than one thick layer.

For protection against flu, those eligible, including carers in other vulnerable groups, can still take advantage of a free flu vaccination.


Hospital admission rates for flu were the highest ever recorded last year.

For information about flu vaccinations, visit: www.nhs.uk/flu.

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