Flu Vaccinations

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Flu Vaccinations

Flu Vaccinations: Flu is a highly infectious and very common viral illness that is spread by coughs and sneezes, and getting a flu jab is the single best way to protect yourself, your family and friends from flu.

You can catch flu (Influenza) all year round, but it is particularly prevalent during the winter months. Flu is not the same as a cold, it is caused by a different group of viruses and the symptoms of flu tend to be more severe and may last longer.

Until recently the only way to get a flu jab was through your local GP, Murrays Healthcare are now able to offer the flu jab, by one of our trained pharmacists. This service is available Free of Charge via the NHS for the following patient groups:-

  • All people aged 65 and over
  • Anyone suffering with a long-term condition such as Diabetes, Chronic Heart Disease, Asthma, COPD, Chronic Kidney Disease, Chronic Liver Disease, Chronic Neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease or Motor Neurone Disease.
  • Those that are immuno – compromised.
  • Carers in receipt of a carer’s allowance.
  • Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy.

We also offer a flu vaccination service to most members of the public not eligible for a free NHS vaccination.

How can Murrays help you?….
Call Us On: 01384 900138
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Whats the cost?

Flu Vaccination Cost

  • Contact Your Local Murrays Pharmacy

Most Murrays pharmacies are able to offer the seasonal flu vaccine, so click on the links below to find our pharmacy closest to you that is offering the flu vaccination service.

Myths and Facts About The Flu

WRONG, If you have ever experienced flu you will know it’s a lot more than a bad cold. In most cases, flu causes moderate illness, however reports suggest flu is estimated to be responsible for more than 18,000 deaths each year in England and Wales.

Flu is a highly contagious respiratory infection. It spreads easily from person to person; at home, at school, at work, on the train, at the supermarket. It gets passed on when someone who has flu coughs or sneezes and is transmitted through the air by droplets.
A flu vaccine will stimulate the first wave of your body’s natural defences and create antibodies that will help defend your body from the types of flu virus found in this years winter flu jab.
If you fall into one of the NHS recommended “at risk” groups then you are eligible for a free flu jab administered by your local Murrays pharmacy. The cost of a flu jab for those not eligible for a free vaccination is just £9.95.
NO – This is a myth, A flu jab contains inactivated, killed virus strains so it can’t give you the flu. However a flu jab can take up to two weeks to begin working so it is possible to catch flu in this period. A flu jab is designed to protect you against the most common and potent strains of flu circulating around. There is a small chance you could catch a strain of flu not contained in the flu vaccine or even just a cold virus circulating in the community.

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More than just a web site, our on-line pharmacy is just like any of our other branches, with the same high standards of customer service from our qualified dispensing staff and highly skilled pharmacists, you have the reassurance of dealing with a pharmacy business that has been in operation for over 90 years, and values the needs of our customers.