Healthy Start City & Hackney
Free vitamins are available to help your baby and young children grow up strong and healthy and help you maintain your health during pregnancy and after birth.
Healthy Start Vitamin children’s drops contain A, C & D and women’s tablets contain Vitamin C, D & Folic acid.
Healthy Start Vitamins are suitable for Vegetarian, Kosher and Halal diets, and are free from milk, egg, gluten, soya and peanut residue.
Healthy Start Children's Vitamin drops can be given to your baby right from birth and now come with additional Vitamin D. Vitamin D is important for the development of healthy strong bones, muscles and teeth.
If you live in or go to the GP in City and Hackney, free vitamins are available for:
- pregnant women
- new mothers
- and children under 4 years
During this period where restrictions are in place due to COVID-19, please note that not all Children Centres are currently distributing Healthy Start Vitamins. Currently they are available to collect at the following centres and times:
Healthy Start Vitamins can also be collected from Pharmacies, including:
- 41 community pharmacies in Hackney*
- Chauhan S Chemist on Goswell Road, Golden Lane Estate, London EC1M 7AA.
*Due to COVID-19 please call ahead to check for opening times and stock availability.
Simply fill out a registration form and bring it to the Children’s Centre or pharmacy to pick up your 8 week supply of vitamins and come back to collect your new supply after 8 weeks.
For more information or support with access to Vitamins please contact HENRY City & Hackney on 07519109876 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents are advised to offer an over the counter Vitamin D to children aged 4 or over, particularly through the winter months for prevention of Rickets and poor growth as recommended by Public Health England.
Healthy Start vouchers
If you are pregnant or have children under the age of 4 years you could also be eligible for Healthy Start vouchers, which can be used to purchase fresh or formula milk, fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables from any shop or supermarket that is registered to take part in the scheme.
Please click here for further information on how to register for this and find out if you are eligible.
**Effective 6 April 2020 the health professional signature is no longer required on a Healthy Start voucher application. The government has changed these regulations in preparation for the future digitisation of the voucher scheme. If you don’t have an application form, a paper application can be accessed here.
Fill out a registration form to get your free vitamins at a Children's Centre or pharmacy
Find out if you're eligible for free milk, fruit and vegetables