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Cheap Winter Flu Jabs

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Are flu jabs suitable for you?

Before getting flu immunisation ensure you read up, double-check and understand if you should or shouldn't do it. This year's inoculation includes the Swine flu vaccine too.


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Can you get it free?

Now check if you're eligible for one from your surgery (although as surgeries have limited supplies, aimed at the most vulnerable, don't push trying to get a free one if you're not eligible).

Even if you're not entitled to a free jab, but are able to pay for one privately, as stocks are prioritised there's no certainty you'll get one from your doctor.

Free flu jabs are available if you:

  • are 65 or over

  • live in a residential care home

  • have diabetes

  • are being treated for cancer

  • have lowered immunity due to HIV or steroid medication

  • have a long term (chronic) condition, such as liver or kidney disease

  • work closely with poultry

  • are the main carere for an elderly or disabled person

  • are a healthcare or social care professional


If you're still in doubt, double check with your GP or nurse.

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Paying for a flu jab

If you've checked for eligibility and whether it's suitable and still plan to have a jab, then at Lloyds Pharmacy it'll cost £7.95, or a smidgen more at £8 at Asda or Sainsbury's. Though at all three there's a minium age restriction of 18 years old. Superdrug offers the injection for £9.95 to anyone aged 16 years or older.

But double check with your local pharmacy too, as it may do it cheaper.

£7.95 at Lloyds Pharmacy from Friday 26 November

Price: £10 until Friday 26 November/£7.95 thereafter (must be at least 18 years old). Where available: In over 300 pharmacies nationwide.

Find your nearest: Use the Lloyds Pharmacy store locator (tick "Vaccinations" and enter your postcode or town) or call 0800 389 2578 to find your nearest branch, then call it to double check it's available and book.

Dates/times: The opening times are dependent on the store. Available until April 2011 or when stock runs out.

£8 at Sainsbury's

Price: £8 (must be at least 18 years old). Where available: In 200 stores with pharmacies nationwide.

Find your nearest:
Use the Sainsbury's store locator to find a branch with a pharmacy or call 0800 636 262 to find your nearest store with a pharmacy, then call it to double check it's available and book.

Dates/times: The opening times are dependent on the store, until stock runs out.

Nectar points received:
Yes.

£8 at Asda

Price: £8 (must be at least 18 years old). Where available: 100 stores with pharmacies nationwide will have a pharmacist on hand to administer the jabs.

Find your nearest:
Use the Asda store locator to find a branch with a pharmacy or call 0844 481 5000 to find your nearest store with a pharmacy, then call it to double check it's available and book.

Dates/times:
The opening times are dependent on the store, until the end of January 2011.

£9.95 at Superdrug

Price: £9.95 (must be at least 16 years old). Where available: In over 100 stores with flu clinics nationwide.

Find your nearest:
Use the Superdrug store locator (use the drop down box to find the "Flu clinics" and enter your postcode) or call 0800 096 1055 to find your nearest flu clinic, then call it to double check if it's still available and when the best time to come in is.

Dates/times:
The opening times are dependent on the store. It'll be available until the end of February, or stocks last.

£10 at Tesco

Price: £10 (must be at least 18 years old). Where available: In all 312 stores with pharmacies nationwide.

Find your nearest: Use the Tesco store locator (tick "Pharmacy available" and enter your postcode) or call 0800 505 555 to find your nearest store with a pharmacy, then call it to double check it's available and book.

Dates/times:
The opening times are dependent on the store. Available until stock runs out.

Tesco Clubcard points received:
Yes.

£11 at Co-op

Price: £11 (must be at least 18 years old). Where available: At 32 branches nationwide.

Find your nearest: See the Co-op branches offering the flu jab service list.

Dates/times:
The opening times are dependent on the store. Available until stock runs out.

£12.99 at Boots

Price: £12.99 (must be at least 18 years old). Where available: In around 300 stores nationwide.

Find your nearest: Use the Boots store locator (tick "Flu vaccinations" and enter your postcode or town) or call 0845 070 8090 to find your nearest branch offering it, then call it to double check it's available and book.

Dates/times:
Until stock runs out (anticipated to be around the end of January 2011).

Boots Advantage Cards Received:
Yes.

To cut the cost of other medical expenditures read the Cheap Contact Lenses, Cheap Glasses, Cheap Healthcare Cashback Plans, Cheap Prescriptions & Medications and Cheap Hayfever guides.

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