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Achieving more equitable outcomes: UKHSA Health Equity for Health Security Strategy

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Ahead of conference 2023, we outline UKHSA's progress on health equity efforts and developing a 3-year roadmap to address inequities like uneven vaccination rates, that leave some groups disproportionately impacted by health threats, to ensure safety for all communities. Read more in our latest blog post.

How Weather-Health Alerts differ from the National Severe Weather Warning Service

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During both the summer and winter seasons, UKHSA and the Met Office monitor weather forecasts to help health and social care professionals, responders, the voluntary sector and the public cope with adverse weather. Where episodes of particularly hot or cold …

How flu and COVID vaccines will help you have a healthy pregnancy this winter

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Flu and COVID-19 can be unpleasant for most people, but if you're pregnant, it's particularly important to get vaccinated to protect both you and your baby. We recommend that all pregnant women get flu and COVID-19 vaccines in the coming …

Get Winter Strong: revisiting respiratory infection guidance for a safer season

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What is the latest guidance on COVID-19? Ahead of winter 2023, we take a look at the current advice on what we can all do to help stop the spread of COVID-19, influenza (flu) and other respiratory infections that peak during the colder months.

The importance of global surveillance to identify pandemic threats

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The 100 Days Mission is a global initiative launched in 2021 to ensure that key interventions we have to defeat pandemics can be deployed equitably within 100 days of recognising a new threat. Speed is of the essence in a pandemic, but the initiative is committed to equity, resilience and security on a domestic and global level, and to ensuring that these vital interventions are available in a timely manner in low- and middle-income countries.