If you plan to keep your body healthy, one worthy precaution to take is never forget your flu jab.
Eligible groups who can get their NHS flu jab free of charge with us includes those who:
- all children aged 2 to 15 (but not 16 years or older) on 31 August 2021
- those aged 6 months to under 50 years in clinical risk groups
- pregnant women
- those aged 50 years and over
- those in long-stay residential care homes
- close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
- frontline health and social care staff employed by:
- a registered residential care or nursing home
- registered domiciliary care provider
- a voluntary managed hospice provider
- Direct Payment (personal budgets) and/or Personal Health Budgets, such as Personal Assistants.
All frontline health and social care workers are expected to have influenza vaccination to protect those they care for. A separate communication will follow about staff vaccination.
Please note, although eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination, we are not able to offer vaccinations to children aged 2 to 15 (but not 16 years or older) on 31 August 2021 or those aged 6 months to under 18 years in clinical risk groups
Why is there a need for a Flu Vaccination?
Each year, the viruses which exist and infect us change. To address this occurrence, new vaccines must continually be created to parallel the virus’ evolution. The same germs and constituents which were present the year before, will have changed by the following year. For this reason, it is recommended to get the flu jab each year.
Side effects are generally mild and the chance that the flu vaccination might lead to severe health complications is rare. Any side effects caused by the vaccine — from muscle soreness to inflammation and even low-grade fever — should disappear within a few days but provide protection throughout the year from current flu viruses. In the long run, this can prevent you and your family from experiencing unforeseen illness.
Covid-19 and the Flu Vaccination
A good flu jab service will consider your ongoing protection from COVID-19 while administering your vaccination. In which case, receiving your flu vaccine privately in a secure location, with booking times to suit remains a much safer option. Pharmacy To My Door have just one consultation room to serve the public, which means you remain distant from the prospective crowds of people you might otherwise find at your local surgery or even other pharmacies.
In lieu of COVID-19, flu jab supplies on the NHS can often run low or out completely. In this case, you can avoid the wait and book a private appointment at Pharmacy To My Door for your flu vaccine.
Protect Your Immunity During Covid
With the arrival of new Covid variants which pose even greater health risks, it’s more important now than ever to take your annual flu jab for your protection and for the protection of others. Covid vaccination does not guarantee Covid immunity, and asymptomatic transmission is an ongoing concern. Obtaining your flu jab this year can help reduce the risk of serious health complications and can contribute to safer living.
Extending NHS Vaccination for Your Safety
Public Health England reported that influenza rates during peak season in 2020 were far below normal which can be attributed to the social implications observed during Covid restrictions and also due to the extension of the vaccination programme to 50-64 year olds and 11-12 year olds in certain UK locations. This year, the NHS has spared no expense in, once again, extending resources to the UK public to keep our population, vulnerable or otherwise, safe and healthy. Flu jabs on the NHS can be obtained at Pharmacy To My Door by appointment only while supplies last. Get in touch today to safeguard yourself and your loved ones this winter.