***NEW FLU ANNOUNCEMENT SEPTEMBER 2022**

Due to COVID-19 we have continued our arrangements to run our drop in clinics at The Globe Hotel just three doors down from our shop.  This will allow us to maintain social distancing whilst administering your flu vaccine and help to keep everyone safe and comfortable.  The service has been extended to COVID-19 jabs this service and the premises have served us well.

We will run drop in clinics for flu from the 19th September onwards.  This is a little later than usual but is due to us having to wait for our delivery of over 65's flu jabs.

This year the NHS free vaccination service is open to all those aged 50 and over by 31st March 2023 as well as for all those who are otherwise eligible.

We will also be visiting Broughton Village Hall, Gilcrux Village Hall and Yew Tree Hall in Lorton to hold some sessions, making it more convenient for those who would like to be vaccinated against flu closer to home.

We will make a number of COVID vaccinations available for walk ins, but the only way to guarantee a vaccine is to book an appointment on the national booking service website or by calling 119.

Here is the link to book an appointment.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

Please watch our facebook page for announcements on the service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the last 9 seasons we have offered a very well received ‘drop in’ service with very short waiting times.  This year we plan to add the option to book appointments both online and over the phone to supplement our usual offering.  Our service has proven to be extremely popular and we have been one of the largest pharmacy providers in UK pharmacy since we started our service.

We also provide a private flu vaccination service for those who are not eligible for our FREE NHS service. This service costs £13 and is available to those aged 9 years and above.

Who should receive the flu jab?

The injected flu vaccine is offered FREE of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk to ensure that they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.

You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:

  • Are 50 Years Of Age Or Over

  • Are Pregnant

  • Have Certain Medical Conditions (See Below)

  • Are Living In A Long-Stay Residential Care Home Or Other Long-Stay Care Facility

  • Are officially a carer

 

Pregnant women and the flu jab

If you’re pregnant, you’re advised to have the injectable flu vaccine, regardless of the stage of pregnancy you’ve reached. That’s because there’s strong evidence to suggest that pregnant women have an increased risk of developing complications if they get flu.

If you’re pregnant, you will benefit from the flu vaccine because it:

  • Reduces Your Chance Of Getting Serious Complications Of Flu, Such As Pneumonia, Particularly In The Later Stages Of Pregnancy

  • Reduces Your Risk Of Having A Miscarriage Or Your Baby Being Born Prematurely Or With A Low Birthweight, Due To Flu

  • Will Help Protect Your Baby Because They Will Continue To Have Some Immunity To Flu For The First Few Months Of Their Life

 

It’s safe to have the flu vaccine at any stage of pregnancy, from conception onwards. The vaccine doesn’t carry any risks for you or your baby. Talk to your GP or midwife if you are unsure about the vaccination.

 

Flu jab for people with medical conditions

The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to anyone with a serious long term health condition. That includes these types of illnesses:

  • Chronic (Long-Term) Respiratory Disease, Such as asthma, COPD or bronchitis

  • Chronic Heart Disease

  • Chronic Kidney Disease

  • Chronic Liver Disease

  • Chronic Neurological Conditions, Such As Parkinson’s Disease or Motor Neurone Disease

  • Diabetes

  • Problems With Your Spleen

 

A Weakened Immune System Due To Conditions Such As HIV or AIDS or as a result of medications such as steroids or chemotherapy

For more information on flu vaccination please click here