Seasonal Flu Vaccines
At Quadrant Pharmacy we can offer both NHS funded Flu vaccination (for eligible patient groups) or a Private Vaccination that you will need to pay for. To find out if you are eligible on the NHS and the types of Flu vaccination available please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/who-should-have-flu-vaccine/
There is no need for an appointment, though you can make one with us if you wish. All vaccinations are given in our private consultation room by our trained pharmacist, who will be able to advise on the possible side-effects of a seasonal flu vaccine, why it is important to protect against flu and how you protect yourself in other ways.Our pharmacist is fully trained and we are specialists in the provision of the seasonal flu vaccine.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to know more or would like to book an appointment. You can simply walk into the pharmacy and ask to have a flu vaccine, there may be a few minutes wait at busy times.
Types of flu vaccine available
This year (2018) there are 3 different types of flu vaccine:
- a live quadrivalent vaccine (which protects against 4 strains of flu), given as a nasal spray. This is for children and young people aged 2 to 17 years eligible for the flu vaccine
- a quadrivalent injected vaccine. This is for adults aged 18 and over but below the age of 65 who are at increased risk from flu because of a long-term health condition and for children 6 months and above in an eligible group who cannot receive the live vaccine
- an adjuvanted trivalent injected vaccine. This is for people aged 65 and over as it has been shown to be more effective in this age group
If your child is aged between 6 months and 2 years old and is in a high-risk group for flu, they will be offered an injected flu vaccine as the nasal spray is not licensed for children under 2.
Talk to your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist for more information about these vaccines
Facts about flu and the flu vaccine
To find out more facts and myths about the Flu vaccine, speak to our pharmacists or visit: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/10-myths-about-flu-and-the-flu-vaccine/