Flu Vaccination

Our specially trained pharmacists, can administer a flu vaccine to patients in the pharmacy. The vaccine may be free or there may be a small charge depending on if the patient meets the NHS criteria.

Overview

The NHS is encouraging pharmacies to offer the flu vaccine, rather than patients only going to their GP. Our pharmacists have undergone a vigorous training programme to be able to provide this service. The vaccine will be administered in one of our private consultation rooms. The vaccine may be free or their may be a small charge. The patients GP will be notified that they have had the vaccine at their pharmacy.

Benefits

This service allows you ensure you receive the annual flu vaccine without having to wait at your GPs or make an appointment.

Accessing this service

Eligible Groups

All people aged 65 years or over

People aged from 18 years to less than 65 years of age with one or more serious medical condition(s) outlined below:

  • Chronic (long term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis
  • Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • Chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease, or learning disability
  • Diabetes
  • Immunosuppression, a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
  • Asplenia or splenic dysfunction
  • Morbid obesity

Pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season)
People living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities
Carers
Household contacts of immunocompromised individuals
Social care workers
Hospice workers