Are you protected against the flu virus this year? Murrays Chemist offers the Flu Jab service to everyone as part of the FREE NHS Flu Jab Service in England & Wales as well as a private Winter Flu Jab Service offered at it’s practice in Murrays Grove, London, N1 7QP.

You can normally get a flu jab from September onward although exact dates vary on the availability of the flu vaccination – to get more information, please contact us online or via telephone on: 0207 253 9859.

For most people, flu is an unpleasant illness, but it’s not serious. If you are otherwise healthy, you will usually recover from flu within a week.

However, certain people are more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as bronchitis and pneumonia. These people are advised to have a flu jab each year.

People who should have a flu jab

The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to ensure they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.

You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:

  • are 65 years of age or over
  • are pregnant
  • have certain medical conditions
  • are very overweight
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
  • receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
  • are a front-line health and social care worker.  It is your employer’s responsibility to arrange vaccination for you
* source: Who Should Have The Flu Jab – NHS, UK