Flu jabs

Book your free NHS flu jab at Well Pharmacy*

Protect yourself and the NHS

Free for over 50s later in the year

Book online or visit your local Well

Getting the flu jab is the most effective way to protect yourself against the flu.

The impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the NHS and social care has been visible to us all, and this coming winter we may be faced with the combined risk of coronavirus and flu. Those most at risk from the flu are also most vulnerable to coronavirus. To help protect yourself from the complications of flu and prevent avoidable hospital admissions, you are able to have your flu vaccine in a Well Pharmacy.

By getting the flu vaccine, you’re not just protecting yourself. You’re also helping to protect your family, your community and the NHS.

Due to unprecedented demand, we are unable to offer the private flu jab service at the moment. We are doing all we can to acquire more vaccines, but until we do, we can only provide the NHS flu jab service, so we are protecting the most vulnerable people in our communities. We’ll update this page when our private flu service is available.

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You’re now able to book your flu jab online at some of our pharmacies. We are currently fully booked until the end of September. You can make appointments online for 1st October onwards.

At the moment, flu appointments cannot be booked online for under 16s. Please visit one of our pharmacies where we can provide this service.

You can only make one flu booking per email address. If you'd like to make another booking for this service, please use a different email address. If you need to change or cancel your booking, please email pharmacyservices@well.co.uk.

Why should I get the flu jab?

Even if you’re fit and healthy, it’s important you have the flu jab every year. The strains of flu that the vaccine protects you from change each year, which is why you need to have it annually. Having the vaccine protects you, your family, your community, and the NHS.

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Who can have the free NHS flu jab?

If you are over the age of 18 and fall into an ‘at risk’ group, you are entitled to a free NHS flu jab.  

The eligible circumstances are listed below, but this list is not exhaustive. The NHS has more information on who is eligible.

You may be able to have the free NHS flu jab if you:

  • Are on the COVID-19 shielded patient list or you live with someone who is
  • Are aged 50 – 64 (available later in the year)
  • Are pregnant
  • Have diabetes
  • Have asthma (treated with a preventer inhaler), COPD or another long-term lung condition
  • Have a long-term heart condition
  • Have kidney or liver disease
  • Have a neurological condition like Parkinson’s disease
  • Have a learning disability
  • Have (or live with someone who has) a weakened immune system due to a medical condition, medication or treatment
  • Are severely overweight with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or more
  • Care for someone whose welfare may be at risk if you’re ill
  • Are a frontline health or social care worker working in a residential or nursing home, a hospice or with a home care provider
  • Are a resident of a nursing or long-stay residential home

The NHS will share more information later in the year about eligibility for 50-64 year olds. We will update this page when more information is available.

*In Wales, the NHS free flu jab is funded by NHS Wales. Free NHS flu jabs are available to some patients in a number of our pharmacies in Scotland and Northern Ireland – check with your local pharmacy for more information.

What if I’m not eligible for the free flu jab?

Eligibility for the free flu vaccine varies across the UK, and the list above is not necessarily complete or definitive. The best way to find out if you’re eligible is to speak to your GP, or local Well pharmacist.

Due to unprecedented demand, we are unable to offer the private flu jab service at the moment. We are doing all we can to acquire more vaccines, but until we do, we can only provide the NHS flu jab service, so we are protecting the most vulnerable people in our communities. We’ll update this page when our private flu service is available.

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