NHS Flu Vaccination
Flu vaccination is safe and effective. It’s offered every year through the NHS to help protect people at risk of getting seriously ill from flu.
Puri Pharmacy offers the NHS Flu Vaccination service at our Southall and Hillingdon branch. We also offer a home-visit service if either you or a relative are housebound. Simply contact us today and we will call you back.
Who can have the NHS Flu Vaccination?
Puri Pharmacy offers the flu vaccine for free on the NHS to adults who:
- are 65 and over (including those who will be 65 by 31 March 2024)
- have certain health conditions
- are pregnant
- are in long-stay residential care
- receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
- live with someone who is more likely to get a severe infection due to a weakened immune system, such as someone living with HIV, someone who has had a transplant, or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis
Frequently Asked Questions
The flu vaccine is offered free on the NHS to people with certain long-term health conditions, including:
- respiratory conditions, such as asthma (needing a steroid inhaler or tablets), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and bronchitis
- heart conditions, such as coronary heart disease or heart failure
- being very overweight – a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or above
- chronic kidney disease
- liver disease, such as cirrhosis or hepatitis
- some neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), or cerebral palsy
- a learning disability
- problems with your spleen like sickle cell disease, or if you’ve had your spleen removed
- a weakened immune system as a result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or taking medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
You should have the flu vaccine if you’re pregnant to help protect you and your baby.
It’s safe to have a flu vaccine at any stage of pregnancy.
Some flu vaccines are made using eggs. If you have an allergy , let us know and we will offer you a low-egg or egg-free vaccine.
If you are a frontline staff in a social care setting, you can get vaccinated at Puri Pharmacy. Simply book an appointment or walk into any of our branches.
The NHS Flu vaccination service usually starts in Mid-September and continues until January. Contact us today to see if we are still offering the service.
If you are not eligible for a free NHS Flu Vaccination, we offer an affordable private vaccine at our Southall and Hillingdon branch.
How to book an appointment
Walk in to any branch
We offer a walk in clinic service, so you can simply come to the Pharmacy and request a Flu vaccination.
The appointment can take around 15 minutes.
Book an Appointment
You can book an appointment online and choose a day and time that works for you.
Once you have booked an appointment you will get a text or email confirmation and reminder.