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1)  Approximately what percentage of adults smoke in Herefordshire?

1)  14%

2)  Approximately how many people are admitted to hospital each year in Herefordshire, as a result of alcohol consumption?

2)  600

3)  What percentage of people in Herefordshire are physically inactive?

1)  17%

4) What are some of the benefits of getting vaccines?
4) All of the above

5) Which of these statements about vaccines are false?

1) Vaccines contain harmful ingredients like mercury (thiomersal) (False)

      • Vaccines do not contain mercury (thiomersal) and do not contain any ingredients that cause harm in such small amounts – but speak to your doctor if you have any known allergies such as eggs or gelatin

3) Vaccines can overload and weaken a child’s immune system (False)

      • Vaccine do not overload or weaken the immune system – it's safe to give children several vaccines at a time and this reduces the amount of injections they need

5) Vaccines can cause Autism (False)

      • Vaccines do not cause autism – studies have found no evidence of a link between the MMR vaccine and autism


4)  Which of the following statements do you believe to be correct (there may be more than one correct answer)?

1)  The MECC e-learning is focused on seven key areas: Drinking alcohol sensibly, stopping smoking, healthy eating, physical activity, mental health and wellbeing, oral health and sexual health

3)  Unhealthy lifestyles can have serious consequences, causing diseases that last for a long time and recur (chronic) or that have a rapid onset and / or short course (acute).  The good news is that we can do something about this and we can encourage people to make lifestyle changes