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Flu Vaccine

 Flu Vaccine Appointments currently unavailable

We currently have no Flu Vaccines available and therefore our Booking system is disabled until we get our next order.

Please check back here Monday October 12th.

What has changed this year in our Flu Vaccine service in light of Covid?

We have been hard at work this year on our processes for vaccination to abide by the needs of social distancing as well as the need to sanitise our consultation room in between appointments.

Appointment only service

You can book your appointment online here or if you prefer ring or call in to either of our stores and we can book an appointment for you. We can take one booking every half hour. If however you are from the one family eg. husband and wife ring either store to let us know and we will be able to fit you in the one slot

Free Flu Vaccine

The Flu Vaccine will be made free this year to everyone in an at risk group.

Intranasal Flu Vaccine

For the first time ever this Live Attenuated vaccine will be made available to all children up to 18 years of age. It will however only be FREE to those 2 to 12 years of age.

Face Masks

As per state guidelines it is mandatory to wear face mask while in store. This will also be necessary for children receiving the Intranasal Flu Vaccine up to the point where it is being administered. We are aware that this may not be possible for very young children and will make allowances.We have perspex screens installed in both our consultation rooms and your vaccinating pharmacist will also be wearing a face mask and visor.

Hand Hygiene & Sanitation

You will be advised to wash hands on entering the store. Similarly your pharmacist will be washing their hands prior to your vaccination and after. Our consultation room and all contact points will be sprayed down with an alcohol spray in between appointments.Rest assured we are very conscious of the need for cleanliness to ensure your safety and ours.

Questionnaire

On the day of your appointment you will receive a phonecall from us to go through a simple questionnaire with you. We will also ask you a few simple questions to ensure you are free from Covid symptoms and are not a close contact of a confirmed or suspected case.

Waiting Time After Vaccination

We will ask you to sit for 15 minutes to make sure you are ok and then you will be free to go.

Dress Appropriately

Make sure you wear a loose fitting sleeve so that we can access you Deltoid muscle (upper arm) easily for injection.

Arrive on Time

Due to the pressure on appointments arrive on time. If you come too early we may ask you to wait in your car and we will call you when your slot is ready. If you arrive late you may lose your slot but we will do our best to accomodate you.

Who is in an "At Risk Group"?

  • Persons aged 65 years and older
  • Persons with a chronic illness requiring regular follow up, e.g. chronic respiratory disease (including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, moderate or severe asthma and bronchopulmonary dysplasia), chronic heart disease (including acute coronary syndrome), chronic renal disease, diabetes mellitus,haemoglobinopathies, chronic liver disease, chronic neurological disease (including multiple sclerosis, hereditary and degenerative disorders of the central nervous system)
  • Those who are immunosuppressed due to disease or treatment including those with missing or non-functioning spleens
  • All cancer patients
  • Patients with any condition that can compromise respiratory function, e.g. spinal cord injury, seizure disorder or other neuromuscular disorder
  • Persons with Down syndrome
  • Those with morbid obesity, i.e. body mass index over 40
  • All pregnant women (vaccine can be given at any stage of pregnancy)
  • Healthcare workers
  • Household contacts of at-risk persons
  • Out-of-home care givers to at-risk persons
  • Residents of nursing homes and other long-stay institutions
  • Carers
  • People with regular contact with pigs, poultry or waterfowl
  • Those likely to transmit influenza to a person at high risk for influenza complications
  • Household contacts of somebody who is at risk

Thanks for helping us to keep you safe this winter!

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