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Winter Flu Vaccinations

This year, because we have all been keeping ourselves from mixing as normal, experts think that there may well be more flu and other respiratory viruses around. We need to do all we can to protect ourselves and others this winter.                                                                                                                                                                                                                Flu is a seasonal illness which is usually at its most prevalent from October to March each year.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Flu is much more than a nasty cold. In England, flu caused over 1700 admissions to hospital in people aged 65 and over in 2018-19.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       As we age, our immune system weakens meaning our body is less able to fight off illnesses. This happens even if we are fit and healthy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The best way to protect yourself and others against the flu is with to get the flu vaccine. Antibiotics and other medication won’t help to prevent you from getting it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          There are different flu strains and so each year the vaccine is created to protect against the most prevalent strain. This is why you should get a new vaccine each year.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Please visit our flu information page for more information:                                                           https://www.ageuk.org.uk/calderdaleandkirklees/our-services/flu-information/

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Our services for you

Domestic Services

Our excellent team of Home Helpers can do your cleaning and shopping and assist with visits to the shops or to appointments. They provide a friendly face weekly or fortnightly, helping you to remain independent in your own home.

Help with benefits

We give advice, information and general help to people aged 50+ on everything from welfare benefits, money matters, consumer issues, leisure activities and much more.

Companionship

We have friendly centres across Kirklees and Halifax where older people can get together for a chat, lots of different activities and a hot and healthy midday meal. All our centres are fully accessible.

Help wth mobility

We sell a range of high quality mobility and living aids, from hand rails to stairlifts and our dedicated staff will take time to understand your needs and explain how things work.

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