Antibiotic Guardian – European Antibiotic Awareness Day

18 Nov 2014

Antibiotic Guardian – European Antibiotic Awareness Day

18 November 2014

Public Health England launches the Antibiotic Guardian initiative, providing UK support for the European Antibiotic Awareness Day.

The campaign was launched to kick-start collective action from both healthcare professionals and members of the public to work together to slow the spread of antibiotic resistance.

By pledging to become an Antibiotic Guardian you choose to perform a simple action which protects antibiotics against the threat of antibiotic resistance.

What can I do?

  • Don’t ask for antibiotics, treat your cold and flu symptoms with pharmacist advice and over the counter medicines
  • Take antibiotics exactly as prescribed, never save them for later, never share them with others
  • Spread the word, tell your friends and family about antibiotic resistance

Pledge your support:

Become an Antibiotic Guardian by pledging your support at:

UK Government’s European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2014 resources:

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control information and resources: