Wake Up To Lyme Awareness Pack

Wake Up To Lyme campaign posters: click on the images below to download, print and share!

Want all of them in one handy file? Click here for the Wake Up To Lyme 2024 posters pack.

Wake Up To Lyme campaign leaflet and tick awareness card: click on the images below to download, print and share!

* We have a limited stock of hard copies of posters, leaflets and tick awareness cards available for pharmacy teams to order. Please enquire by completing this form.

Please note: these materials are for information purposes only, to raise awareness locally. We retain the copyright and under no circumstances can they be used by for-profit organisations who will financially benefit from the distribution of these materials. If you are putting up posters in public buildings, for example in shops or cafe windows, it is important to ask the permission of the owner of the property before doing so. Similarly, posters should not be put be placed on public pathways unless you have the permission of the private landowner or council.

Want to help raise awareness online? Take a look at our suggested text for tweets:

  • Protect yourself from ticks by wearing tick repellent, sticking to well maintained pathways, doing regular tick checks, carrying a tick remover tool, wearing long- sleeved tops and tucking trousers into socks. #WakeUpToLyme
  • To check yourself for ticks: Check all outer layers of clothing and gear. Inspect every part of your body including the less visible areas like between the toes, the waistline, groin and behind the ears. Remember, ticks can be as a small as a poppy seed. #WakeUpToLyme
  • After visiting an area with ticks, have a shower and put all clothes unwashed in the tumble dryer on the highest heat possible for at least 10 minutes. #WakeUpToLyme
  • Remove any embedded ticks as quickly as possible using a tick removal tool or fine-tipped tweezers. #WakeUpToLyme
  • Early symptoms of #Lymedisease include a rash, known as erythema migrans (this is diagnostic of Lyme disease but it isn’t always present); Fatigue; Muscle Pain; Joint Pain; Headaches; Fever and Chills; Neck stiffness; Nausea; Digestive Issues. #WakeUpToLyme
  • Left untreated, Lyme disease can become serious and lead to complications including cardiac issues, neurological disorders and mobility problems. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial. #WakeUpToLyme
  • Lyme disease is a bacterial infection and is treated using antibiotics. #WakeUpToLyme
  • If you have been bitten by a tick and have an erythema migrans rash, a blood test is not necessary. Your GP should start treatment for Lyme disease immediately. #WakeUpToLyme
  • If you are prescribed antibiotics for #Lymedisease by your doctor, take the full course even if you start to feel better. #WakeUpToLyme
  • #Lymedisease can be difficult to diagnose because symptoms can be varied and fluctuating. Lyme disease also mimics many other conditions. #WakeUpToLyme