Free Vitamin D Scheme
Pregnant women, new mums and children under four in the borough can get free vitamin D supplements.
For pregnant women, supplements will make sure that their own needs for vitamin D are met and they have enough vitamin D to pass on to their developing baby. This will also help ensure their baby is born with enough stores of vitamin D for the first few months of life. When pregnant women don’t get enough vitamin D their children can be more at risk of rickets, seizures and even heart failure in rare cases.
After birth, mothers can continue to get vitamin D supplements for a year along with vitamin D drops for their child until they reach age four.
If you are pregnant, a new mum or have children under four you can register and collect free vitamins at our main Children and Family Centres as well as most pharmacies across the borough. Check the website for a list of your nearest distributor.
To find out more information, feel free to contact us