Flu season starts from Friday 16th September 2022 and ends November 5th 2022 currently.
Pre-booking is available to do so now in store, or via the Boots website - see link below: www.boots.com/online/pharmacy-services/winter-flu-jab-services
Why should I get the flu jab every year?
The best way to help protect yourself and others from flu is to have the flu jab every year. Over time, protection from the flu jab gradually decreases and flu strains can change, which means a previous flu jab may not protect you from this year's strains.
We urge customers and patients to pre-book to secure a vaccine due to the high demand especially after Covid; a lot of patients are experiencing symptoms etc they usually wouldn't of previously.
We offer in store both NHS and Private Flu vaccinations.
NHS flu jabs are free from anyone aged 65+ or medically exempt (list is attached)
Private vaccinations are available for anyone aged 11-64 and cost £16.99 (although it has now been announced by NHS England that anyone aged 50-64 will also be eligible for a free flu vaccination after October 15th 2022; however, they can choose to pay prior to this date if they wish to have the jab sooner.
Appointments take around 10-15 minutes.
You also receive your points when purchasing a private vaccination: Collect 4 points for every £1 you spend with Boots Advantage Card.
You may be eligible for a free flu jab! Check the requirements below to find out:
Most Boots Pharmacies in England will be providing free NHS flu vaccinations from September 2022 - please check in store for details
- Age 65+ years (including those turning 65 years on or before 31st March 2023)
- Pregnant women
- Age 18+ years with any of the following conditions:
- Asthma (treated with a preventer inhaler) / COPD or any long-term lung condition
- Kidney or Liver disease
- A neurological condition such as Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease or MS
- A learning disability
- A Body Max Index (BMI) of 40 or more (severely overweight)
- Those who have (or who are in close contact with someone who has) a weakened immune system due to a medical condition (such as HIV), medication or treatment (e.g. cancer chemotherapy)
- Carers in receipt of carer's allowance, or who are main carer of an older or disabled person
- Frontline healthcare workers in social care or a hospice that does not have an employer-led occupational health flu vaccination scheme
- Those who live in long-stay residential care