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Residents are offered a one-stop-shop for Covid and flu shots, blood pressure checks and even advice on energy bills.

The pop-up winter health and wellness clinic will be available on Monday October 17 at York House, Twickenham, from 10.30am to 4pm.

The cold can aggravate certain health problems and even lead to serious complications, especially if you are 65 or older or have a long-term health condition.

The following services will be available – please note that pharmacists administering flu shots will only be present from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

* COVID 19 bite

* Vaccine against influenza

* Blood pressure checks

* Tips to prevent and reduce your risk of diabetes, cancer and heart disease

* Referral to mental health support

* Tips for staying healthy and active and information on local activities that can help

* Tips to Quit Smoking

* Advice on fuel poverty

Anyone aged 12 and over who is due for their first, second or booster vaccination will be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Seasonal Booster (Fall) is only available to those aged 50+ or ​​those considered clinically vulnerable.

No appointment is required and people can just walk in.

If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19, you must wait before receiving a dose of the vaccine and the number of weeks depends on your age. Find out more about who is eligible via the NHS website.

Cllr Piers Allen, Senior Member of Adult Health and Social Care and Chairman of the Richmond Health and Wellbeing Council, said: “We are delighted at 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 services available, but making these services easily accessible to our residents, is particularly crucial as we enter the cold season.

“I encourage residents to come and take advantage of the offer to take care of themselves and their loved ones this fall.”