Flu Vaccinations

26th September 2018

Imperial Pharmacy in The Pantiles have plenty of friendly and knowledgeable staff that can offer help and advice on a variety of healthcare matters.

Their pharmacists are all highly trained with a broad spectrum of experience. What better place to visit, therefore, than Imperial Pharmacy for your winter flu vaccination?

Contracting Flu

 15-20% of the population contract winter flu each year. It is extremely contagious and can affect people of all ages, even those that are usually fit and healthy. But, don’t worry, a winter flu vaccination at Imperial Pharmacy can help!

Why have a Vaccination?

Flu can be very nasty, as well as being contagious. Different strains of influenza can be passed through sneezing, coughing or by touching infected surfaces or people. It can be serious for those more at risk of developing complications and these people are entitled to a FREE NHS jab.

If you want help to stay healthy and prevent the spread of infection among family, friends and work colleagues, taking advantage of the Imperial Pharmacy Winter Flu Vaccination Service is a good first step.

The Winter Flu Vaccination helps to protect you against the three strains of the flu virus, including the H1N1 virus. The optimum time to be vaccinated against seasonal flu is in the autumn, providing maximum protection before the start of flu season.

If you fall into one of the below risk groups, you are advised to have a flu vaccination:

  • Age 65 or over
  • Are pregnant
  • Have a certain medical condition such as diabetes or heart disease
  • Care for someone whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill

But if the above do not apply to you, don’t worry, you may still be eligible for a private jab at Imperial Pharmacy (this is subject to specially trained pharmacist availability and stock availability).

You must be 16 years or older to get the winter flu vaccination.

Imperial Pharmacy in The Pantiles don’t want to keep you waiting, so check with a member of the pharmacy team to find out if you need to book an appointment for a flu vaccine in advance.