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NHS Flu Vaccination Service

We provide the same vaccination service you may normally receive at your GP surgery.

Our pharmacists are fully trained to adminster flu vaccinations.

Am I eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination?

The following patients are eligible to receive a free NHS flu vaccination:

  • 65 years and over

  • 50 - 64 years and NONE of the medical conditions below apply.

  • Chronic (long term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, COPD

  • Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure

  • Chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five

  • Chronic liver disease

  • Chronic neurological disease e.g. Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease or learning disability

  • Diabetes

  • Immunosuppression, a weakened immune system due to disease e.g. HIV or treatment e.g. cancer

  • Asplenia or splenic dysfunction

  • Morbid obesity (BMI ≥40kg/m2)

  • Pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season)

  • People living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities

  • Carers

  • Close contacts of immunocompromised individuals

  • Frontline health and social care workers

  • Hospice workers

  • Workers employed through Direct Payments and/or Personal Health Budgets to deliver domiciliary care

Can you vaccinate my child?

At the moment, pharmacies can only vaccinate patients aged 18 or above.

Patients aged under 18 will need to book an appointment at their GP practice.

Will you tell my GP I've had my flu vaccination?

Yes. We are required to inform your GP under the NHS flu vaccination service.


Our computer system will securely notify your GP practice when you receive your vaccine.

Your medical records will then be updated and this should ensure that you do not receive further flu vaccination reminders from your GP surgery.

Can I have a vaccination if I'm not eligible for a free NHS vaccination?

Yes, we can vaccinate you privately.

Please contact us to book an appointment.

When do vaccinations start?

The flu vaccination programme starts on 1st September and ends on 31st March each year.

We can start vaccinating patients as soon as the vaccine is available from manufacturers.

We order our vaccines a year before the flu season to ensure that we receive our vaccines as early as possible in September each year.

We will post updates on our blog and homepage when the flu season is approaching to ensure you have plenty of notice to book an appointment for your flu vaccination with us.

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