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4 Questions answered about Vitamin D

Vitamin D is sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin” because it is produced in our skin in response to sunlight. It is an essential vitamin that helps to regulate calcium in our bodies and so is vital for good bone health and preventing osteoporosis. Research over the past few years has also shown some evidence that vitamin D plays a role in our immune response and how susceptible we are to infection.

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Vaccinations in 2021

  In 2020 we learnt much about the spread of viruses, the distance droplets can travel and how good hygiene protects us. We used lots of space, soap, disinfectants and the influenza (flu) vaccine. Flu infection rates dropped. In 2021 we have the option to add the COVID-19 vaccine to our arsenal against viruses. As influenza and coronavirus are caused by different viruses, vaccination against one does not offer any protection from the other. This means a three-step vaccination program is recommended for adults over 18 years, for most people, starting with your annual flu vaccination. Step 1: Influenza vaccine The flu vaccination offers protection for you and your loved ones against four strains of influenza. It is available for...

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Working together through the Coronavirus

LEVEL 2 UPDATE (11th August 2020): Since we've enjoyed level 1 now for a while, here's a refresher on what level 2 means at Ahuriri Pharmacy. We ask that you: Please hand sanitise at the door with the sanitiser provided. Please only enter when there is up to 4 other customers in store and otherwise just wait a minute for someone to leave. Please remember to still socially distance 2m away from other people in store. Please use the QR code displayed in store to keep your digital diary.  Please don't enter if you are sick with fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath. Rather, call us from your car for assistance and then call Healthline on 0800 358 5453....

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