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Flu Vaccinations from the Forest Hill Pharmacy
Our seasonal flu vaccination service is open during the winter months, providing free NHS flu jabs to help protect you against the flu virus.
The flu vaccine is given free on the NHS to adults who:
- are 65 and over (including those who will be 65 by 31 March 2024)
have certain health conditions
- are pregnant
- are in long-stay residential care
- receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
- live with someone who is more likely to get a severe infection due to a weakened immune system, such as someone living with HIV, someone who has had a transplant, or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.
If you’re not eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination, you can still protect yourself with a flu vaccine for just £20.
Book your Flu Vaccination now...
Make an appointment to see the pharmacist
Bookings for vaccinations will open in September 2023.
Complete the Flu Vaccination Risk Assessment and Consent Form
Flu Vaccination at the pharmacy
Attend the Pharmacy at your chosen time and you will receive your flu vaccination.
Flu Vaccination frequently asked questions...
If you’ve had COVID-19, it’s safe to have the flu vaccine. It will be effective at helping to prevent flu. Flu vaccination is important because:
- if you’re at higher risk from coronavirus, you’re also more at risk of problems from flu
- if you get flu and coronavirus at the same time, research shows you’re more likely to be seriously ill
- it’ll help to reduce pressure on the NHS and social care staff who may be dealing with coronavirus
Yes. Every flu season there are different strains of flu virus circulating and the protection from last year’s flu jab gradually decreases over time. The best way to protect yourself from flu is to have a flu jab every year.
Flu can cause nausea, fever, aches & pains, coughs and a stuffy nose. You may end up in bed for several days, affecting your work schedule, family life and social commitments. People in vulnerable groups are more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as bronchitis and pneumonia. For busy workers, parents or carers, a Flu Jab can help limit any interruption to your routine or days off work. You will reduce the risk of catching flu and therefore passing it on to older or more vulnerable family members.
No. The vaccine contains inactivated particles that cannot cause flu. Any mild flu-like symptoms that you may experience are the normal response of the body’s immune system to a vaccination. Most people do not experience these symptoms.
You may experience some redness and swelling where you have had your vaccination. This may feel hard when you touch it. This will disappear with time. Less commonly, a mild temperature and aching symptoms may occur as a result of the immune system responding to the vaccine. This can last for up to 48 hours after vaccination and is not considered unusual. If this happens, make sure you drink plenty of water. You may feel tired for the next couple of days, but this will pass.
If you should experience any side effects, you should contact Walthamstow Pharmacy or GP as soon as possible.
Flu Vaccination Clinic in Forest Hill
Forest Hill Pharmacy and Vaccination Clinic is conveniently situated within walking distance from both Forest Hill and Honor Oak Park stations.
Forest Hill pharmacy and dispensing chemist, 197 Stanstead Rd, London SE23 1HU, is a 14 minute walk from both Forest Hill and Honor Oak Park stations.
We offer all Travel and Flu Vaccinations, Medicines and advice from qualified clinicians together with Covid Testing, Prescriptions and full range of Pharmacy services with home delivery.