Winter well packs 2022
Winter well packs 2022 survey
If you have received a winter well pack this year, which contains a 'Keeping well in winter and beyond' calendar, vitamin D voucher, room thermometer and face mask, we would like to get your views on the pack. To do this, please complete the winter well packs online survey; there are just a few questions and will only take a few minutes to complete. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback.
Vitamin D voucher scheme
Included in the winter well pack is a vitamin D voucher. Please take your voucher to one of the pharmacies below. A pharmacist will have a conversation with you first, and then supply vitamin D tablets.
|Pharmacy name||Pharmacy address||Phone number|
|Atlas Pharmacy||Vernon Street, St Helens, WA9 1LN||01744 23701|
|ASDA Pharmacy||Kirkland Street, St Helens, WA10 2EF||01744 902020|
|Heath Pharmacy||18 Elephant Lane, Thatto Heath, St Helens, WA9 5QW||01744 818826|
|Jolleys Chemist||77 High Street, Newton-Le-Willows, WA12 9SL||01925 226242|
|Millennium Pharmacy||29-31 Shaw Street, St Helens, WA10 1DG||01744 633740|
|P.A. White Pharmacy||56-58 North Road, St Helens, WA10 2TR||01744 22954|
Why take vitamin D?
- Vitamin D is important for building immunity against infections, and keeping bones, teeth and muscles healthy.
- Take vitamin D supplements during the winter months when you are less likely to get it directly from sunlight.
- Some people have medical conditions that mean they may not be able to safely take as much. If in doubt, you should consult your doctor.
- If you can take vitamin D supplements, 10 micrograms a day will be enough for most people.
- Do not take more than 100 micrograms (4,000 IU) of vitamin D a day as it could be harmful. This applies to adults, including pregnant and breastfeeding women and the elderly, and children aged 11 to 17 years.
- Children aged 1 to 10 years should not have more than 50 micrograms (2,000 IU) a day. Infants under 12 months should not have more than 25 micrograms (1,000 IU) a day.
- If your doctor has recommended you take a different amount of vitamin D, you should follow their advice. Check with your GP or pharmacist whether you are unable to take vitamin D supplement for any reason. If this is the case, vitamin D is also found in a small number of foods.
- Eat food rich in vitamin D including oily fish (salmon, sardines, herring, and mackerel), red meat, liver, egg yolks and fortified foods (some fat spreads and breakfast cereals).