Free health and wellbeing clinic to visit Twickenham on 17 October

A free health and wellbeing clinic will be coming to York House, Twickenham on Monday 17 October between 10.30am and 4pm.

The pop-up health centre has been set up to ensure that people, particularly those aged 65 and over, are well protected ahead of the winter.

Councilor Piers Allen, lead member for adult social care and health and chair of the Richmond Health and Wellbeing Board said: “We are excited about the opportunity to work with local health partners to expand the services typically offered in our pop-up clinics.

“Not only raising awareness of the range of available services, but making these services easily accessible to our residents, is particularly crucial as we enter the cold weather season.

“I encourage residents to come along and take advantage of what’s on offer, to look after both themselves and their loved ones this autumn.”

Residents will be able to benefit from the following services:

  • Covid 19 jabs
  • Flu jabs (only available until 2.30pm)
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Advice on preventing and reducing your risk of diabetes, cancer and heart disease
  • Signposting to mental health support
  • Tips to stay healthy and active and information about local activities that can help
  • Advice to stop smoking
  • Fuel poverty advice

No appointments are required and the clinic will operate on a walk-in basis.

Anyone aged 12 and over who is due to have their first, second or booster Covid-19 vaccination will be able to have the jab.

The seasonal (autumn) booster is only available for those aged 50 plus or anyone deemed clinically vulnerable.

However, if you have recently tested positive for Covid-19 you will need leave time between getting any dose of the vaccine and this time period depends on your age. Please check the NHS website for further details.  

Flu jabs will also be offered to over fifties or anyone typically eligible for a flu jab.

More information on eligibility for Covid-19 or flu jabs can be found on the NHS website.

All of the other services listed are open to everyone.

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