BLOG | MMR vaccine reassurance

Liverpool’s Director of Public Health, Professor Matt Ashton, writes about why you should protect your loved ones against measles, which is one of the most infectious diseases in the world. There is a large outbreak in Birmingham and Coventry mainly affecting children under 10 years old. Many children have needed to be admitted to hospital. […]


Amid a rise in measles cases across England, and outbreaks in the West Midlands, Birmingham and London, St Helens Borough Council is encouraging residents to take up the MMR vaccination if they haven’t already. Further outbreaks of measles will spread to other towns and cities unless urgent action is taken to increase MMR vaccination uptake […]

Stay well this winter

Warrington Borough Council is encouraging residents to take steps to protect their health and wellbeing this winter. The winter months can be a challenging time but there are lots of things you can do to keep healthy and well this winter. The best way to protect yourself and others against illness is to get vaccinated. […]

Grab a jab before Christmas

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside is urging people to get winter jabs in time for Christmas. The NHS online booking system, NHS App and 119 phone service will be closed for flu and COVID-19 vaccine bookings from 15 December, making 14 December the last day to make a booking.It’s still possible to get your winter vaccinations […]

Cabinet to reaffirm commitment to insourcing LiveWire services

The council’s Cabinet faces a significant decision to confirm its intention to bring leisure, libraries and lifestyle services back in house. In July 2023, a report came to Cabinet which set out initial plans for the council to insource LiveWire services. This was subject to testing the market to assess whether there would be competition […]

Manchester launches five-year plan for Age-Friendly Manchester

A new Age-Friendly strategy, underlining Manchester’s direction of travel to push forward initiatives that understand and meet the needs of its older population, has been launched today. The strategy, ‘Manchester: a city for life 2023- 2028′ builds on the foundations of age-friendly work ongoing in the city for the last two decades. It sets out […]

Protect yourself and others this winter with flu and COVID-19 vaccinations

Warrington’s public health leaders are urging local people to ‘get winter strong’ by getting the COVID-19 vaccine before the National Booking Service (NBS) comes to an end. The last date to book a COVID-19 seasonal vaccine on the NBS is anticipated to be Thursday 14 December. Eligible people in Warrington who haven’t yet had their vaccine are […]

Stay protected this winter


As the winter weather sets in, the council is urging eligible and vulnerable groups to take up the flu and COVID-19 vaccine. Pregnant women, young children and those with certain chronic medical conditions, such as coronary heart disease, cerebral palsy, liver or spleen disorders or long-term lung conditions, are particularly vulnerable to flu. Data shows […]



As winter approaches we can all take steps to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, such as flu or Covid-19. Preventable illnesses such as flu and Covid-19 are more common during the colder months, bringing potential risks for all of us, particularly for those vulnerable due to age or underlying illnesses. But there are some […]