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 have been faced with the combined risk of COVID-19 and flu last winter. All indication is that this will be the case for the foreseeable future, so stay healthy and protect your friends, family, and work colleagues by getting vaccinated.
Our pharmacists will carry out a consultation to ensure that the flu jab is safe and appropriate for you. You may ask any questions that you might have about flu vaccinations during this consultation.
Free NHS flu jabs
Flu can be serious in some patient groups* and can lead to further complications. In recognition of this, the NHS offers FREE flu jabs to those over 18 years who meet the following criteria:
Are 50 years and over
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 Carer’s 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 jabs
If you are not eligible for the free NHS flu jab, you can get the private flu jab for just £13 at your local Midway Pharmacy.
For more information, please contact your local Midway Pharmacy today or book an appointment online.
*Eligibility and criteria for free flu vaccination are in line with NHS Flu Service Specification.
+Please note that this is a seasonal service and is only available between September and March.