Get the Flu Jab in Preston

UPDATE NOVEMBER 2020

Get your Flu Jabs in Preston today. these vaccinations are now in stock and available through appointment or walk-in.

All patients Over 50 years of age or with an underlying health condition are NOW eligible for a FREE NHS Flu Jab.

You can simply book by filling in the contact form below or by calling 01772 556030. Alternatively, you can just walk-in any time during our opening hours.

Winter is coming! Protect yourself from flu this winter by getting the flu jab at DDL Davies Pharmacy, Preston.

Here at DDL Davies Pharmacy, we offer FREE NHS Flu Jabs  in Preston for those who are entitled to a flu jab on the NHS. To check if you are eligible for a free flu jab, see the FAQs below. If you are housebound and cannot make it into the pharmacy, we will come to you and administer the flu jab.

If you are not eligible for a free flu jab, you can still receive the flu jab at DDL Davies Pharmacy for just £10 (if booked before September 30th) £12 thereafter .

We also have a Workplace Flu Jab service where we will come out to your place of work to administer flu jabs to your employees to prevent staff sickness and absence. Contact us for a personalised quote for your business.

No appointment required. Simply Walk-in and have your flu jab today (Available September – March).

For more information on our Flu Jab service visit our dedicated website www.prestontravelvac.co.uk

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Facts, Questions about Flu Jabs

Find more information and frequently asked questions about our flu jab service below. Can’t find the answer you are after? Simply contact us anytime.

Am I eligible for a free NHS flu jab

You are eligible to receive an NHS flu jab if you:

  • are 50 years of age or over
  • are a Health or Social Care worker
  • are pregnant
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
  • are a carer
  • are a household contact of an immunocompromised individual
  • are a household contact of Shielded Patient
  • are a care home or domiciliary care worker
  • have certain medical conditions including:
    • Asthma or COPD
    • Kidney disease
    • Neurological disease (history of stroke, Parkinson’s disease etc.)
    • Diabetes (even if diet controlled)
    • Asplenia or splenic dysfunction
    • Heart disease
    • Liver disease
    • Morbid obesity
    • A weakened immune system due to disease or treatment

**ALL PATIENTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OVER**

I am not eligible for the flu jab on the NHS. Can I still get one?

YES. If you do not qualify for a FREE NHS flu jab you can still pay for one at the pharmacy. Take advantage of our early bird offer and receive your flu jab for £9 before October 31st (£10 thereafter).

Is this the same flu jab I would get at my GP surgery?

YES. We administer exactly the same jab as you would receive at your GP surgery without the hassle of booking an appointment or sitting in a waiting room for hours on a Saturday morning.

Which flu jab do you use?

Those aged over 65 will be offered a Trivalent vaccine called FluAD© which contains an extra ingredient to boost your immune system as recommended by the NHS.

Those between 18-64 years old will be offered a quadrivalent vaccine in line with the guidance issued by the NHS.

I turn 65 in a few months. Can I get a FREE NHS Flu Jab?

If you are turning 65 before 31st March of the following year, you will be eligible to receive a FREE flu jab from September.

Is there anyone who should not have the jab?

There are a few people. You should not be vaccinated if you:

  • Have a serious allergy to hens eggs
  • Have had an allergic reaction to a previous flu vaccine
  • Are allergic to latex (or rarely certain medicines)

Flu vaccines are safe at all stages of pregnancy

Can the flu jab cause flu?

The World Health Organisation approved vaccines that are used contain no live virus; therefore it is impossible to give you flu.

Does having the jab protect you for life?

You will need to be vaccinated every year as the flu virus constantly changes.

Are there any side effects

Side effects are extremely uncommon. Some people may feel a slight soreness in the arm where they had the injection. Occasionally a slight temperature or headache 24 hours after the jab may be experienced.

Do I need to book an appointment?

Simply walk-in and have your flu jab today (September – March).

I would like a Flu Jab

Simply leave your details and message or pop into your local pharmacy!