Flu jabs

Register your interest and be notified when our flu service opens for 2020.

Although flu can be more dangerous among vulnerable people, you should make sure you’re protected every year, even if you’re fit and healthy.

The impact of 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 COVID-19 and Flu. Those most at risk from Flu are also most vulnerable to COVID-19. To help protect yourself from the complications of flu and prevent avoidable hospital admissions, you are able have your flu vaccination in a Well Pharmacy.

How can I prevent the flu?

The flu vaccine is the most effective way of preventing seasonal flu, therefore reducing your chance of needing to access other NHS services this winter.  

Why should I get the flu jab every year? 

Flu strains can change from year to year, so last year’s jab is unlikely to protect you from this year’s strains. 

When is the best time to get a flu jab? 

The best time to get vaccinated is from September to early November. However, the flu jabs will be available at Well right through until March. 

Can the jab give me flu?

No. The flu jab won’t give you flu as it only contains inactive particles of the flu virus.

Who is eligible for the free flu jab?

You may be eligible for a free NHS flu jab if you are over 18 and meet any of the following criteria:

  • Are over 65
  • Are pregnant
  • Have diabetes or asthma
  • Have lung, heart, kidney or liver disease
  • Have had a stroke
  • Have a weakened immune system (or live with someone who has)
  • Have a BMI of over 40
  • Are in a long-stay residential care home 
  • Are a Carer (you may be receiving Carers allowance, or be the main carer for someone elderly or disabled,  or a frontline health and social care worker)

Eligibility for the free flu jab varies between countries and localities. Speak to one of our pharmacy team who will be able to advise if you are eligible. 

What if I’m not eligible?

You can have a flu vaccination at one of our Well pharmacies for only £11.50. 

You can either use our on-line booking system to make an appointment, or visit your local Well pharmacy.

A nasal spray (available for children aged 2 – 10) is also available at our pharmacies for £23. 

What about protecting my workforce against flu? 

Around 15-20% of UK workers take time off work each year for the virus. If you’re an employer, consider our corporate flu jab scheme to protect your employees. 

Well can help you to protect your workforce against flu by either providing on-site flu clinics, or sending vouchers for your staff to be vaccinated against flu at their local Well Pharmacy.

Help protect yourself against pneumonia 

You may also want to consider our private Pneumonia Vaccination Service. The pneumonia vaccine can be offered at the same time as the flu vaccine. Below, you can find more information on the importance of the pneumonia vaccine, and how to go about booking an appointment at one of our participating pharmacies.