Flu Vaccinations

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The viruses that cause flu change every year so it is important to make sure you stay protected by having an up to date vaccination annually.
Free Flu Jab

Flu vaccinations are available free on the NHS if you fall into a high risk category. We offer the free NHS flu jab to eligible people aged 18 and over in over 100 pharmacies in England.

NHS high risk categories include:

  • Aged 65 or over (or will turn 65 by 31 March 2019)
  • Pregnant
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or more
  • Certain medical conditions such as
    • Diabetes
    • Asthma or lung disease
    • Heart disease
    • Kidney disease
    • Liver disease
    • Lowered immunity due to disease or treatment
  • Carers may also be eligible for an NHS flu jab
Protect your employees

We understand that as an employer, it’s important to keep your employees healthy. Protecting your employees with our Flu Jab Service can reduce sickness absence and the associated costs to your business.

Our Flu voucher scheme allows you to purchase the quantity of flu vouchers required to meet your business needs. Your employees are then able to redeem their vouchers at one of our pharmacies at a time and place that works for them, with no need for an appointment.

Vouchers are priced at £8.50 per voucher. They are valid from 1st September 2018 to 31st March 2019, subject to vaccine availability.

If preferable, a pharmacist can come to your place of work to vaccinate your employees on site. This is subject to a minimum number of vaccinations, however the cost per vaccination will decrease the more people are vaccinated.

CLICK HERE or email flu@cohenschemist.co.uk to set up a voucher scheme or clinic.

Not eligible for a free flu jab?

If you are not eligible for an NHS flu jab, we offer a Private Flu Jab Service, with vaccinations priced at £10 each.

Flu jab with cohens

You don’t need to book an appointment*, just use our Flu vaccination service branch finder to locate your nearest Cohens pharmacy who can vaccinate you and pop along to see them.


Is the Flu jab effective?
Studies have shown that the flu jab does work and will help prevent you from getting the flu. It won’t stop all flu viruses but if you do get flu after vaccination it’s likely to be milder and less serious than it would otherwise have been.

Will the Flu jab give me the flu?
The vaccine does not contain any live viruses, so it cannot cause flu. Generally the only side effects are a slight temperature and aching muscles for a couple of days afterwards.

Is there anyone who shouldn't have the flu jab?
Most adults can have the flu vaccine, but you should avoid it if you have had a serious allergic reaction to a flu jab in the past or have an allergy to eggs. Flu vaccinations are safe, with allergic reactions occurring rarely.

To contact us with any flu related queries, CLICK HERE or email flu@cohenschemist.co.uk
*Subject to vaccine availability, patient eligibility and availability of an accredited pharmacist

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