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05
February
2015
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Get your flu jab

If you’re eligible for the flu vaccine, don’t put it off, get it now.

Public Health England has announced that flu levels are continuing to rise and we are urging everyone entitled to a free flu jab to get it as soon as they can.

It is vital that those who are eligible have the flu vaccine annually as it protects against different strains of flu which evolve each year.

Anyone can get flu, however some groups of people are more likely to suffer a bad case of flu, and are therefore more likely to develop complications such as a chest infection.

You can get a free flu jab if you are:

  • over 65
  • have a long-term health condition - particularly chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease or those with a weakened immune system
  • pregnant
  • aged two to four (given via a nasal spray vaccination which is quick, effective and painless)
  • a carer.

Flu is not the same as a cold. The symptoms tend to be more severe and can last longer. Symptoms can include high temperature, headache, aches and pains, tiredness and a sore throat.

Flu is also an unpleasant illness for children as they experience the same symptoms as adults. Children aged two to four can be protected quickly and effectively, without the need for injections, with a free nasal spray vaccination.

Those who catch the flu pass it on to an average of two people – putting those most vulnerable at an increased risk including those with long-term health conditions and pregnant women.

Other than vaccination, the best way to prevent the spread of flu is to have good hand and respiratory hygiene measures. It’s easy to remember – Catch it, Bin it, Kill it – carry tissues and use them to catch coughs or sneezes, then to bin the tissues and to kill the germs by washing our hands.

Get the jab today

  • Book an appointment with your GP
  • Book at an appointment at one of the local pharmacies listed below.

Find out more

nhs.uk/flu2014

Pharmacy name

Address

Postcode

Superdrug

232 High Holborn

WC1V 7EG

Superdrug

82-84 High Road, Kilburn

NW6 4HS

Superdrug

3-5 Harben Parade, Swiss Cottage

NW3 6JP

Day Lewis

188 Eversholt Street, Euston

NW1 1BJ

Day Lewis Plc

126 Kentish Town Road, Kentish Town

NW1 9QB

ABC Drugstores Ltd

216 Belsize Road, Kilburn,

NW6 4DJ

ABC Drugstores Ltd

321 Kentish Town Road

NW5 2TJ

Rowlands

21/23 Malden Road, Kentish Town

NW5 3HY

Boots

40-42 Brunswick Shopp Ctr, Marchmont Street, London

WC1N 1AE

Boots

173/175 Camden High St

NW1 7JY

Boots

Platform A and B

NW1 2RS

Boots

25-27 Farringdon Road

EC1M 3HA

Boots

211-212 Tottenham Court Road

W1T 7PP

Boots

122 Holborn London

EC1N 2TD

Boots

60/62 Kilburn High Road

NW6 4HJ

Boots

Aviation House, 129-133 Kingsway, Holburn

WC2B 6NH

Boots

8-10 Camden High Road, Mornington Crescent

NW1 0JH

Boots

Unit 19, St Pancras Station

N1C 4QL

Boots

14 Harben Parade, Finchley Road

NW3 6JP

Boots

16-17 Tottenham Court Road

W1T 1BE

Boots

122 Tottenham Court Road

W1T 5AP

Allchins and Co Chemist

28 Englands Lane, London

NW3 4UE

Aqua Pharmacy

59 Mill Lane

NW6 1NB

Aura Pharmacy

21 Brecknock Road, London

N7 0BL

Biotech Pharmacy

96 Camden Road

NW19EA

Clockwork

150 Southampton Row, London

WC1B 5AL

DH Roberts Chemists

147 Fortess Road, Tufnell Park

NW5 2HR

Evergreen Pharmacy

64 Eversholt Street London

NW1 1DA

Fine Chemists

86 Queens Crescent

NW5 4EB

Grafton Pharmacy

132/132a Tottenham Crt Rd London

W1T 5AZ

Greenlight Healthcare Ltd

6 Cricklewood Broadway, London

NW2 3HD

Greenlight Pharmacy

62-64 Hampstead Road, London

NW1 2NU

Hampstead Heath Pharmacy

35 South End Road, London

NW3 2PY

Hill Pharmacy

27-29 Winchester Road

NW3 3NR

Holborn Pharmacy

88 Southampton Row, London

WC1B 4BB

House Of Mistry Ltd

15-17 South End Road, London

NW3 2PT

Hv Thomas

81 Mill Lane, London

NW6 1NB

IPSA Pharmacy

7 Harben Parade, Finchley Road

NW3 6JP

John Walker Chemists

Leigh St

WC1H 9QX

Keats Pharmacy Ltd

30 Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead

NW3 1NH

Kerrs Chemist

41 Bloomsbury Way, London

WC1A 2SA

Kings Pharmacy

6 Chester Court, Albany Street, London

NW1 4BU

Macey Chemists

68 Mansfield Road London

NW3 2HU

Medicine Box Ltd

21 Camden High Street London

NW1 7JE

Neimans Chemist Ltd

81 Grays Inn Road London

WC1X 8TP

Niemans Chemist Ltd

60 Lambs Conduit Street, London

WC1N 3LW

Pharmacy Republic

100 Fleet Road

NW3 2QX

Primrose Chemist

95 Regents Park Road, London

NW1 8UR

Ramco Dispensing Chemist

270 West End Lane, Hampstead

NW6 1LJ

Ritz Pharmacy

43 Heath Street, London

NW3 6UA

Sainsburys

241-279 Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage

NW3 6LU

Sandylight Ltd

131 Queens Crescent, London

NW5 4EG

Morrisons

Camden Goods Yard, Chalk Farm Road

NW1 8AA