We can help protect you and your family against influenza this season.
Our private flu vaccination service offers you the chance to receive a quadrivalent inactivated flu (QiV) vaccine. A QiV vaccine protects against four strains of flu, including H1N1 (swine flu) and H3N2 (ausssie flu).
All our branches (excluding Crieff, Coupar Angus and Elie) offer the service, with our pharmacy managers and many relief pharmacists trained as vaccinators. We do suggest you call ahead to check a vaccinating pharmacists will be on duty the day you wish to receive your vaccination.
The cost of the vaccination is £12.00.
During the consultation, the Pharmacist will check your details and make sure that the vaccination is suitable for you.
You will be asked to stay in the pharmacy for five or ten minutes after your vaccination, just in case you have any immediate side effects.
We will let your GP know that you have received a vaccination from us, so they can update your medical records as the vaccination shouldn’t be duplicated elsewhere.
It may take 10 to 14 days for your immunity to build up fully after you have had the flu vaccine, that’s why it is best to get vaccinated early in the season to reduce your risk of catching flu before you are protected.
If you’re exposed to the flu virus after you’ve had the flu vaccine, your immune system will recognise the virus and immediately produce antibodies to fight it.