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Flu Vaccinations

At Village Pharmacy, we make getting the flu jab easy so you can get ahead of flu season!
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Free Flu Vaccinations

The flu vaccine is given free via the NHS at Village Pharmacy to people who: are 50 and over (including those who’ll be 50 by 31 March 2024) have certain health conditions, are pregnant, are in long-stay residential care, receive a carer’s allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick.

Protect yourself from Flu

Flu Vaccination Services in Charlton at Village Pharmacy

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The best way to prevent the flu this season is to get the flu jab at Village Pharmacy – it’s easy, quick, and safe. By getting the flu vaccine, you will not only be less likely to get the flu but also be less likely to spread it.

Help protect yourself and others against the flu this winter, book an appointment at Village Pharmacy today for flu vaccination services in Greenwich.

We also service the areas of Charlton, Woolwich, Greenwich, Woolwich, Abbey Wood, Eltham, Plumstead, Lewisham, Thamesmead, Canary Wharf, Bexley, and Bromley.

Flu Symptoms

Flu symptoms can range from mild to severe, and typically include:

This year, getting the flu vaccination is more important than ever.

Reduce strain on the NHS by getting your vaccine

What is the flu vaccinations

The flu jab is a vaccination against the influenza virus. Most people receive the flu vaccine as an injection or jab. Children receive the vaccination in the form of a nasal spray.

It is possible to catch a strain of flu virus that wasn’t included in the jab. However, if you do, you’re still provided with some protection and will probably recover more quickly from than if you hadn’t had the jab.

You can get your flu jab from your GP. If you live in Charlton, you can get the jab through Village Pharmacy Flu Vaccination Service.

Who should Have the Flu Vaccinations

For 2023, it’s strongly recommended that everyone gets vaccinated if they can – especially if you were shielding during the coronavirus lockdown.

Having the flu vaccine will help protect you from catching and spreading the flu. It will also help prevent you from infecting other people in your family.

Getting the flu vaccine in 2023 will also help reduce the strain on the NHS during flu season.

It’s fine to have the vaccine when pregnant or if you’re taking antibiotics.

Who should NOT have the vaccination?

Most people can have a flu vaccine. However, there are a couple of exceptions:

– If you are currently unwell with a fever, you should delay getting the jab.

– If you have an egg allergy, speak to your GP before getting the jab.

When should I have the flu vaccination?

The best time to have your flu vaccination is from early October to the end of November and we will be taking bookings from early September.

This is the ideal time but you can have it later during the winter.


Want to know about the Flu Vaccination?

A: Everyone should get the flu vaccine annually because the potency of the vaccine loses its effectiveness after 9 to 10 months.
A: Flu viruses are constantly changing, so the composition of flu vaccines is reviewed and updated every year to protect against new strains.
A: No, getting the flu jab will not give you the flu.

Common side effects of the flu jab include: Muscle aches, Headaches, Low-grade fever, Pain at the injection site

A: The NHS recommends that everyone gets their flu vaccine by the end of October or before the virus begins to circulate.
What are the Flu Vaccine Side Effects?

The flu jab is a safe and effective method of fighting the flu. If you experience any flu vaccine side effects, they are likely to be mild.

Some people also lose their appetite following the vaccination. Serious side effects of the injected flu vaccine are very rare.

Flu Vaccinations at Village Pharmacy in Charlton

For Village patients you can book an appointment with Village Pharmacy and have your vaccination at our vaccination clinic.

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