Flu Vaccine Epsom? Why Your Local Pharmacy Is Your Best Bet

Flu jabs, also known as flu shots or influenza vaccinations are designed to bolster your immune system and reduce the risk of falling ill during flu season.

There’s a reason ‘flu jabs near me’ is one of the most hotly-Googled phrases. It’s because people know that, even though in most cases flu is an unpleasant but passing illness, it’s not like that for everyone. In a bad season, flu can kill around 30,000 people in the UK alone.

That’s why your winter flu jab matters.

Should I have a flu jab – yes or no?

Generally, yes if you fall into any high-risk category. You are at high risk from flu if you…

  • Are over 50
  • Are pregnant
  • Have diabetes, a chronic heart condition or a long-term kidney or liver condition
  • Have asthma or a lung condition
  • Have had a stroke
  • Have a weakened immune system (either through illness or medication)

Who should NOT get a flu vaccine?

You should avoid booking a flu jab if:

  • You are currently ill with a high temperature. You will still be able to have the vaccine eventually, but wait until you’re better to book your flu jab
  • You have had an allergic reaction to the flu vaccine in the past (see below)

Some flu vaccines contain egg. If you are allergic to egg, ask for a low or no-egg vaccine.

Tips for your flu jab in Epsom

Hate injections? Here are some tips to make getting your winter flu jab easier.

  1. Relax your muscles: Don’t tense your arm and take a few deep breaths
  2. Don’t look: Look away if you’re nervous about needles
  3. Find a distraction: Chat to the person delivering your flu jab, chew gum or focus on a poster on the wall

Flu Jabs Near Me – Why Choose Local?

We know you can get a flu jab in Boots or Asda, but more and more people are choosing to get their flu jab from their local chemist. Why? Our customers tell us it’s because they want to support local and they appreciate the personal service you’re far more likely to get from an independent pharmacy than from a mega brand.

Speaking personally, we also know they value getting their flu jab in Epsom from people whose experience and advice they trust. It’s why they leave so many positive reviews.
So if you’re looking for a walk-in flu jab centre near you, and you were thinking of getting your flu jab at Asda or Superdrug, your local pharmacy would be very grateful if you thought again.

Book Your Flu Jab Now

Find out more about flu jabs at our Epsom pharmacy.

Or, if you’re ready to arrange your vaccination, book your flu jab here.

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Colin Friston
Colin Friston
14 April 2023
Always superb service, they send a text when presciptions are ready to collect.
Steve D
Steve D
11 April 2023
Excellent local pharmacy. Under new management now, but keeping to the same high standards.
Justyna Sadlak
Justyna Sadlak
22 November 2022
Polite, helpful staff and fast service. Thank you.
Joanna Stuart
Joanna Stuart
19 November 2022
Always lovely staff and very helpful