So what is flu?

Flu is a highly contagious disease that is transmitted through the air and infects people of all ages. It can lead to serious illnesses, such as pneumonia and even death, particularly in the vulnerable and young. Symptoms can last up to several weeks and include high fever, cough, fatigue, chills, sweating, vomiting and dizziness.

How can I prevent the flu?

The flu jab is the most effective way of preventing seasonal flu and passing it on to family and friends. But there are some other simple steps you can take such as washing your hands and surfaces regularly, or using a tissue when you sneeze and cough.

Can the flu jab give me flu?

In a word, no. The vaccine contains an inactive form of the virus which your immune system recognises and creates antibodies to fight against flu.

What if i'm not eligible for a free NHS flu Jab?

You can still protect yourself from flu with our private Flu Jab Service. The private flu jab is £9*, and is available with no appointment necessary. Nearly all of our stores have private consultation room where a fully trained pharmacist can provide you with a Flu Jab. Depending on your circumstances this may be an NHS Jab (in England and Wales) or one of our private Jabs. Depending on your circumstances there are a number of options available which our pharmacist can discuss and advise you on which is right for you.

Flu jab

Price: £9.00

For: Age 12 years and over

This is our standard Flu Jab and protects against 3 different strains of Flu.

Nasal Spray

Price: £22.99

For: Children aged 2 to 18 years

Please be aware some children may need a second dose, speak to your local Well pharmacist for more information.

 Fluarix Tetra Job 


Price: £13.99

For: Age 12 years and over

‘Normal’ Flu Jabs protect against the 3 most common types of Flu. This is an enhanced Jab providing protection from a fourth strain of Flu.

Intanza ID Vaccine

Price: £12.99

For: Adults aged 60 years and over

This vaccine injects into the skin layer rather than deep into the muscle. This route is supposed to provide a better vaccine as it is less painful and is a smaller needle so not as scary!

*Subject to eligibility, availability of an accredited pharmacist and at the professional discretionof the pharmacist.