Seasonal Flu

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About this service

What is the Seasonal Flu Vaccination service? 

A flu vaccination protects and saves lives from influenza, an infectious disease. As the colder and bitter months approach, this increases the spread of the common disease. Therefore, it is recommended individuals receive a flu vaccination to prevent the spread, especially during ‘flu season’.  

At Allied Pharmacies, we offer the Seasonal Flu Vaccination under the NHS, however, it is important to check which pharmacy branch offers this service before booking. 


Who can access this service? 

The cohort eligible for free NHS vaccinations for influenza changes annually. For the upcoming flu season in 2024, beginning in October (exact date to be confirmed) the group of people able to receive a vaccination free of charge are:  

  • Those aged 65 years and over 
  • Those aged 18 years to under 65 years in clinical risk groups (as defined by the Green Book, Influenza Chapter 19)  
  • Those in long-stay residential care homes 
  • Carers in receipt of carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person  
  • Close contacts of immunocompromised individuals  
  • Frontline workers in a social care setting without an employer led occupational health scheme including those working for a registered residential care or nursing home, registered domiciliary care providers, voluntary managed hospice providers and those that are employed by those who receive direct payments (personal budgets) or Personal Health budgets, such as Personal Assistants  

If you have experienced a serious allergic reaction to the flu vaccination or any of its contained ingredients, you will be excused from accessing this service. This also extends to those who have an egg allergy, as most flu vaccinations in the UK contain egg protein.  


Why is the Seasonal Flu Vaccination service important? 

Influenza can be a life-threatening illness so, it is important for individuals to visit their local pharmacy to receive the flu vaccination every year. Not only does this prevent themselves from catching this infectious disease, but it also protects others from being affected.  


Do I need to pay for this service? 

Individuals who qualify for the Seasonal Flu Vaccination service under the NHS, can receive the flu jab free of charge. 


How can a pharmacist help? 

At Allied Pharmacies, as well as providing patients with the flu vaccination, pharmacists can:  

  • Check if you need a vaccine  
  • Book you in for an appointment  
  • Check your existing appointments and appointment details  
  • Cancel any current appointments  


Where can I access this service? 

You can find an Allied Pharmacy that provides this service by entering your postcode above. This will give you with a list of nearby pharmacies with their addresses and opening hours. 

You can also look for an Allied Pharmacy here, where you will find contact details such as a phone number, email address and directions. This will enable you to contact your local pharmacy for any queries or information regarding our Seasonal Flu Vaccination service and more. 

Locations offering this service

Acklam Road Pharmacy

89 Acklam Road, Middlesborough,

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Allied Pharmacy - Gloucester

28 Southgate Street, Gloucester,

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Allied Pharmacy - Green Lane

17 Green Lane, Tuebrook, Liverpool,
L13 7DT

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