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Free NHS Flu Jabs

Flu can be serious in some patient groups and can lead to further complications. You may be eligible for a free NHS flu vaccine if you are over 18 and meet any of the following criteria:

  • Are over 65
  • Are pregnant
  • Have diabetes or asthma
  • Have lung, heart, kidney or liver disease
  • Have a weakened immune system (or live with someone who has)
  • Are in a long-stay residential care home
  • Are a carer (you may be receiving carer’s allowance, or be the main carer for someone elderly or disabled, or a frontline health and social care worker).

Our pharmacists will check your eligibility for the free flu vaccination during your consultation.

Private flu jab – Competitively priced.
You will be able to protect yourself and your loved ones with the private flu jab services if you do not qualify for the free NHS flu jab services. Please contact us to find out.

Flu Season

As flu season is approching, we are doing our best to get prepared. We are hoping to be ready for the vaccinations by the end of September, but watch this space for more details as we find out more.

Stay safe!

Influenza Vaccination

After receiving promotion material for the influenza vaccination, a pharmacist and Health Champion made a visit to Hindu Samaj Society in St Stevens Church Hall (Warwick Road), for one of our community outreach events. A brief talk regarding the vaccination was given, the talk included eligibility for the vaccination, effectiveness of the vaccination and where they could be vaccinated. Towards the end, information leaflets were handed out.

Know Your Numbers Week

As patients were waiting for medication they were asked if they knew their blood pressure reading. A measurement of the blood pressure was taken (using the blood pressure testing guide provided) and noted on the forms along with gender, age and ethnicity. Following the reading lifestyle advice was provided on fruit and vegetable intake, salt intake, weight, exercise, medication and alcohol. Each of the blood pressure categories was explained and the patient was informed which category they fell under. If blood pressure reading was high we offered them to come back for a second reading and then to book a GP appointment.

We promoted the campaign by encouraging patients to be aware of their blood pressure and raising awareness of the importance of a normal blood pressure. We also highlighted where additional information and resource packs were available from. Patients understood the importance of a normal blood pressure and were keen to make lifestyle changes to improve their readings.