Imperial Pharmacy

27th September 2017

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.

Flu Vaccinations

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 can help!

Why have a Flu Vaccination?

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:

  • 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.