How vaccines work?
Vaccines work by making us produce antibodies to fight disease without actually infecting us with the disease.
If the vaccinated person then comes into contact with the disease itself, their immune system will recognise it and immediately produce the antibodies they need to fight it.Find out more
Running has been so good at maintaining my stamina and physical/mental health and being out in the fresh air is a definite plus. The countryside and areas that you run become place you notice and enjoy, so when you discover something this good the benefits need to be shared.
John, Runner in our GoodGym programme
This has had an impact on my son’s learning, but also on his behaviour as well as he does not get frustrated all the time. I have also realised the food we ate did not help as we had takeaway on most nights, but now I cook fresh meals which has had health benefits for both me and my child as we are starting to lose weight.
Mother of a child that takes part in our Active Movement programme
“I was really scared about being tested for HIV, I didn’t know what to expect. But I needn’t have worried, the test was a simple finger prick test and the result was available in 1 minute. Testing is really discreet, theres no waiting room, when you arrive for your appointment you’re seen straight away – the service is quick, discreet and non-invasive. And I had the option of a 3 month supply of free condoms. I just wish I hadn’t put off knowing my HIV status for so long.”
John, a user of Thames Valley Positive Support
I just came to do shopping at Asda and saw the S4H van. The thing that surprised me was being able to have an NHS Health Check in a van, which was good as it was a drop-in session, with no need to book an appointment. I am 43 so I had started to think about my health more. Having an NHS Health Check made me realise that I am not that active, so I am going to join a gym.
Suzanna, Attendee at an outreach session for her NHS Healthcheck
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Slough Immunisation Partnership
The partnership is a joint working group with representatives from Slough Borough Council, NHS England, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, The East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning group and the Berkshire shared public health team.
For more information and to view the presentations and documents that came out of the first ever Immunisation Partnership Conference in Slough on the 1st October 2019, simply click below.Learn more
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You may qualify for one-to-one support from one of our lifestyle support workers. Send us a message using the form below and we will get back to you within 3-5 working days.