Free Flu Vaccines
21st September 2022
21st September 2022
Those that are eligible for free flu vaccines are being urged to book their appointment as soon as possible in a new campaign scheduled to launch at the beginning of next month.
The campaign is aiming to help people give themselves and their loved ones the best possible protection this winter.
Did you know that 15-20% of the population contract winter flu each year? It is highly contagious and affects people of all ages, with even fit and healthy people showing symptoms. But don’t worry, a winter flu vaccination at Imperial Pharmacy in The Pantiles can help!
Flu can be very unpleasant, 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:
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 is one of the oldest independent dispensing chemists in Tunbridge Wells and can be found in The Pantiles.
The friendly and knowledgeable staff can offer help and advice on a variety of healthcare matters and their pharmacists are highly trained with a broad spectrum of experience.
Open from 9am to 6.30pm during the week and 9am to 5.30pm on Saturdays, the Imperial Pharmacy provide a dispensing service for your NHS prescriptions, whether it is from your doctor, dentist or prescribing nurse. They also dispense private prescriptions.
The pharmacy has a fully computerised patient medication system, which stores medication records and alerts the pharmacist to possible drug interactions. Obviously, information held about patients is confidential and covered by the Data Protection Act.
To book your flu vaccination, contact Imperial Pharmacy in The Pantiles. Appointments are already being booked and are subject to availability, so don’t miss out!