Flu vaccination is in high demand (Image: Getty)
As Boris Johnson outlines the government’s winter Covid plans, concerns are renewed that the virus will circulate at the same time as the flu season – which also pops up every year in the colder months.
Part of those winter plans include introducing a Covid vaccination refresher for people over 50 and frontline workers, but many may be wondering where to get their flu shot as the dreaded flu season approaches quickly.
Find out now where you can get your flu shot and how much it can cost …
Where can I get a flu shot?
There are several options if you want a flu shot.
You can make an appointment with your GP to have it done, or alternatively you can have it done at a local pharmacy or with your midwifery service if you are pregnant.
According to the NHS, the best time to get the vaccine is fall before the flu really takes hold, as pharmacies started booking appointments from that month.
How much does a flu shot cost?
You can book an appointment with your GP for a flu shot (Image: Getty)
The flu shot is available from the NHS if you fall into any of the eligible categories – which have increased this year in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
- All children who are two and three years old by August 31, 2021
- All primary school children and all secondary school students under the age of 16 by August 31st
- People aged six months to under 50 in clinical risk groups
- Pregnant woman
- People over 50
- People in nursing homes
- Unpaid supervisors
- Close contact with people with weakened immune systems
- Health and Nursing Staff
If you’re not in one of these categories but still want a flu shot, there are plenty of options on the main drag.
This includes Lloyds Pharmacy, which sells the vaccine for £ 14.99, while Asda sells the vaccine for £ 8.
Superdrug also offers the flu shot through its pharmacies for £ 13.99 if you’re not eligible for a free shot. You can find the closest clinic through their website, although it is currently unavailable for maintenance.
Tesco, meanwhile, is also selling the jab through its pharmacies for £ 9.
And at Boots, the jab is £ 14.99, down from £ 13.99 last year – you can use the Store Locator to find your nearest pharmacy.
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