Vitamin D for residents aged 65+

Introduction

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What is vitamin D and why is it important?

Vitamin D helps keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. People who don’t have enough vitamin D are more likely to fall or break bones.

A good source of vitamin D is sunlight. It is also found in some foods. However it can be hard to get enough vitamin D so doctors recommend taking vitamin D supplements (tablets) to keep healthy.

Free vitamin D supplements for Newham residents over 65

Newham residents aged 65 or over are eligible for free vitamin D supplements to help you stay healthy. Click through the tabs in the contents page at the top of this page for further information.

View the list of sites where you can collect a bottle of vitamin D.

In addition, all pregnant women, new mothers and children under the age of 4 years in Newham can access free vitamins including the recommended amount of vitamin D.

For more information about vitamin D, please visit the NHS webpage on vitamin D.