The flu vaccine is the most effective way of preventing seasonal flu, therefore reducing your chance of needing to access other NHS services this winter. Flu is a contagious viral disease that can spread by coughing, sneezing, or touching contaminated surfaces or people. The impact of COVID-19 has been visible to all of us and we may be faced with the combined risk of COVID-19 and flu this coming winter. Therefore stay healthy and protect your friends, family, and work colleagues by getting vaccinated. One of our fully trained pharmacists will carry out a consultation to ensure that the flu jab is safe and appropriate for you.
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 50
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 Carers 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
Your local Avicenna Pharmacy also offers a Private flu vaccination service which is 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 ask your local pharmacy for more details.
*Eligibility and criteria for free flu vaccination is in line with NHS Flu Service Specification.
Please note that the service will re-commence in September 2021.