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What is flu?

Flu is a highly infectious disease. The symptoms, that come on very quickly, include fever, chills, headaches, aches and pains in the joints and muscles, and extreme tiredness. For most healthy people...

How effective is the flu vaccine?

It's very effective, and is the best method of protection we have against flu, but it's not 100% guaranteed to prevent you from catching it. None of the flu vaccines contains live viruses so they cann...

Where is the location for the flu jab?

We have a number of locations across the country where you can have your flu vaccination; we'll be taking our drive through service to each of these locations for just one week with a limited number o...

How often do you need to get the flu jab?

You should only get a flu jab once in any flu season (once a year). The flu virus changes each year, so a new vaccine is made for each new flu season.

How much does the flu jab cost?

If you aren't eligible for a free NHS flu jab, you can still protect yourself with a private flu jab for £12.50. You can check your eligibility for a free NHS flu jab here.

Who can have the flu vaccination?

The majority of people can have the flu vaccine; there are only a small number of people who aren't able to. That includes: - People who have had a serious allergic reaction to the flu vaccine in the ...

Why should you get the flu vaccine?

The risk of serious illness from flu and consequent hospitalisation and death is higher among those aged 65 years and older, as they are more likely to have an underlying health problem and their immu...

Is there anyone who should not have the flu vaccine?

The majority of people are ok to have the flu vaccine but there are a small number of people who may not be able to. This includes People who have had a serious allergic reaction to the flu vaccine ...

Is it safe for pregnant women to have the flu vaccine?

Yes, it's safe to have the flu vaccine during any stage of pregnancy. The vaccine is also passed on from mother to baby, which gives protection to the baby for the first few months of its life. Find o...

How will the Pharmacy2U flu vaccination appointment work?

Once you've booked an appointment, you'll be emailed a short form to fill out, along with instructions of what will happen on the day of your appointment. Here's a guide as to how each appointment wil...