Boots Flu Vaccination Service
27th September 2017
Boots in Garden Square Shopping Centre has plenty of friendly and knowledgeable staff that can offer help and advice on a variety of healthcare matters and their pharmacists are highly trained with a broad spectrum of experience.
Open from 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday, Boots provide a dispensing service for your NHS prescriptions, whether it is from your doctor, dentist or prescribing nurse. They also dispense private prescriptions.
Did you know that 15-20% of the population contract winter flu each year? It is highly contagious and affects people of all ages, with even fit and healthy people showing symptoms. But, don’t worry, a winter flu vaccination at Boots can help!
Why have a Flu Vaccination?
Flu can be very unpleasant, as well as being contagious. Different strains of influenza can be passed through sneezing, coughing or by touching infected surfaces or people. It can be serious for those more at risk of developing complications and these people are entitled to a FREE NHS jab.
If you want help to stay healthy and prevent the spread of infection among family, friends and work colleagues, taking advantage of the Boots Winter Flu Vaccination Service is a good first step.
The Winter Flu Vaccination helps to protect you against the three strains of the flu virus, including the H1N1 virus. The optimum time to be vaccinated against seasonal flu is in the autumn, providing maximum protection before the start of flu season.
If you fall into one of the below risk groups, you are advised to have a flu vaccination:
- Age 65 or over
- Are pregnant
- Have a certain medical condition such as diabetes or heart disease
- Care for someone whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
But if the above do not apply to you, don’t worry, you may still be eligible for a private jab at Boots (this is subject to specially trained pharmacist availability and stock availability).
Please note that you must be 16 years or older to get the private winter flu vaccination and 18 or over to get your free NHS flu vaccination at Boots. Be sure to call into Boots in Garden Square next time you’re at the centre to ask about the flu vaccination service or to book an appointment.