August 2021 Newsletter

August 2021 Newsletter

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common cause of winter infections. In many cases the symptoms are similar to a cold and can be treated at home. Find out how to treat RSV at home and when to see a doctor.

When can you get a COVID vaccine?

From 28 July 2021, more groups are able to be vaccinated. Find out which group you are in and answers to most of your vaccine related questions. If you’re aged 60 or over, or you’re in rollout groups 1, 2 or 3, you can call the COVID Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26 (8am to 8pm, 7 days) to make your booking.

Heart disease in women

Heart disease is just as important a problem for women as it is for men. However, the symptoms can be different in women. Read about the risks and how to reduce them.

Social isolation

Are you or someone you know isolated? Regular connection with family/whānau and friends is important for your wellbeing. Find out about why this is important for your physical and mental health.

Allergic conjunctivitis

Allergic conjunctivitis is inflammation of the white part of your eye and the inside lining of your eyelids due to allergies. Here are the symptoms and ways to prevent this condition.

Top tips for wellbeing

The benefits of walking

Not only is walking ideal for all ages and fitness levels, it’s free to do and offers lots of health benefits. Read tips to get more walking into your day

What to do if someone is bleeding

Whether it’s a minor graze or a deep, nasty gash, seeing blood can be a shock for both the person hurt and anyone who is nearby. Check out these first aid tips so you know what to do.

Understanding medicines

Cough and cold medicines for children

Cough and cold medicines help reduce the symptoms of the common cold, such as runny nose and cough, but these medicines can cause serious side effects in young children. Find out more.

Take care giving paracetamol to children

Too much paracetamol can harm your child. Before each dose, check if your child still needs it, wait at least 4 hours between doses and don’t give more than 4 doses in 24 hours. Find out more.

Support near you

Mental health support

Support services and information to help individuals and family/whānau to maintain their mental health and live well. Here’s a list of contacts for reference.

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