Department Of Health
This guidance accompanies the Department of Health and Social Cares initiative to offer a free 4-month supply of vitamin D supplements to support general health, and in particular bone and muscle health.
The guidance is for anyone who is clinically extremely vulnerable and/or in residential and nursing care homes, and has been offered a free supply of vitamin D supplements in England from January 2021.
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Last updated 15 January 2021 +show all updates
Added ‘Vitamin D and care homes guidance’ document.
Under ‘When to avoid opting in’, added that clinically extremely vulnerable people should not opt in to receive the vitamin D supplement if they are already taking, or are prescribed, a medication that contains vitamin D by their GP or healthcare professional.