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With the flu affecting more and more people each year, PCG encourages all patients for an early flu jab. It’s either that or potentially going through the motions of aches and pains, temperature and a host of associated symptoms.
We offer flu jabs in our all our Tooting pharmacies these include Pearl Chemist and Bradbury Chemist. As wells as Tooting, we also offer flu vaccinations from Wimbledon at Abbey Pharmacy, The Nelson pharmacy and Wimbledon Pharmacy.
What is Influenza (flu)?
Influenza is a contagious respiratory disease caused by viruses. The flu virus attacks the body by spreading through the upper and/or lower respiratory tract.
How is flu different than common cold?
Both the common cold and flu are contagious viral infections that affect the respiratory tract. Although the symptoms might be similar, flu is much worse. A cold may make you irritable and uneasy but flu can make suffer for weeks before you start to recover.
When should you get the flu vaccination?
You can be vaccinated anytime during the flu season that is between September and March. Although, the best time to get vaccinated is early September. The course for flu jab is just one dose however; kids below nine years of age receiving the flu jab for the first time will need a second booster within four weeks of first dose. The PCG Tooting Flu Vaccination Service protects residents from common strains of the flu as well as provide immunity that lasts up to a year.
During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we are working hard to ensure that our pharmacists can provide services, care and advice to you safely. Here are some of the things we are doing to keep you safe.
We’re providing the service in line with the Government guidance on social distancing.
We will be aiming to limit the time you spend in contact with our pharmacists in our consultation room.
For safety of our patient all our colleagues will be wearing PPE.
We will clean the consultation room before and after every appointment.