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Just few simple steps to protect yourself by getting the flu jab
With concerning Covid variants presenting more risk in terms of unwanted health complications, the sensible thing to do for yourself, for your loved ones, and on behalf of vulnerable individuals is to ensure you receive your flu jab this year. You can book your flu jab privately or on the NHS at our Merton, Tooting, London or Earlsfield locations and we encourage you to do so sooner than later as flu jabs can only be offered whilst supplies last.
Why go through the aches and pains if you don’t have to?
Research shows that those who receive their flu jabs can either avoid catching the flu altogether or can significantly reduce the symptoms they experience if they do fall ill. With 18 pharmacy locations to choose from, we make it easy for you to avoid unwanted illness with flu vaccination services available in Streatham, Wimbledon, Morden and Tolworth. You can obtain your flu vaccine from trained pharmacists in a safe and hygienic setting where you can leave with peace of mind.
Book early for your health
To book your annual flu vaccination, please fill out the adjoining form. Select from Pearl Chemist locations such as Banstead, Clapham Junction ,Wandsworth and Mitcham and have your health attended to by experienced pharmacy professionals.
Click here to check your Free NHS Flu Vaccination eligibility
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.
Am I eligible for a NHS vaccine?
Those who are identified as eligible recipients for FREE Flu Vaccination this year include:
*Please note all frontline health and social care workers are expected to have flu vaccination to protect those they care for. A separate communication from the UK government will follow about staff vaccination.
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 the safety of our staff and clients, use of PPE gear by our employees is obligatory.
We will clean the consultation room before and after every appointment.