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.

Our flu vaccinations will be available from the beginning of September 2020.
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 2021)
  • 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
 

Not eligible for a free flu jab?

If you are not eligible for an NHS flu jab we offer a Private Flu Jab Service.

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.


FAQ
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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