Category Archives: Public Health

Health chiefs: ‘It’s not too late to have flu vaccine’

Cynthia Lyons, East Sussex acting director of public healthPEOPLE aged 65 and over and those in at-risk groups are being advised it’s not yet too late to have the flu vaccine.

The vaccine is available free on the NHS for people aged 65 and over, pregnant women, people with long-term medical conditions, care home residents, main carers for the elderly or disabled, children aged two to eight and health and care workers. Continue reading

At-risk groups urged to test for HIV

Cynthia Lyons, East Sussex acting director of public healthPUBLIC health chiefs in East Sussex are urging more people to test for HIV – as part of a national campaign week.

East Sussex County Council is backing National HIV Testing Week, running from November 18 to 24 2017, aimed at encouraging more people to take the test – particularly those most likely to be carrying the virus. Continue reading