South Central Ambulance Service gives advice on safety

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ADVICE to keep well during the autumn has been given out by an ambulance service.

South Central Ambulance Service (Scas) has launched its autumn aware campaign, which will give advice on how to remain healthy and safe.

Advice include getting the flu jab; boosting your immune system by eating lots of fruit and vegetables; keeping up to date with prescriptions; motorists keeping a safe distance behind the car in front; and pedestrians wearing fluorescent colours during dusk and night-time.

Mark Ainsworth, operations director for Scas, said: ‘Before winter arrives, it’s really important that we keep ourselves and those around as healthy and as safe as possible.

‘This may involve getting your flu vaccination and ensuring those who may be vulnerable – the young and the elderly – get immunised too.

‘It’s also important to ensure that you have enough prescribed and non-prescribed medication with you at home.’

Scas is reminding people of its advice online. To keep up to date search #autumnaware on Twitter, or follow @scas999