Flu vaccine is available during the winter months every year to help adults and children at risk of flu. Flu is dangerous and causes severe complications leading to death.
Receiving your flu vaccine from a community pharmacy is a simple process. Community pharmacies are open various shifts from as early as 8am till 9pm. I will walk you through a typical consultation.
Step 1: You walk into a community pharmacy and ask for a flu jab vaccine.
Step 2: You will be presented with a vaccination form to fill. This is to determine the appropriate vaccine for you, if you have any allergies and also if you can get the vaccine for free under the NHS scheme.
Step 3: You will be asked to take a sit in the consultation room and then you will be joined by the pharmacist shortly.
Step 4: The pharmacist will go over your filled form and discuss possible side effects such as pain at the site of injection and tips on how to overcome effects.
Step 5: After the pharmacist seeks your consent, they will proceed to inject the vaccine. You will have the opportunity to decide which arm you would prefer to inject.
Step 6: You will then be asked to sit for a couple of minutes to ensure you do not have any delayed reaction and also to fill in a quick survey.
Do not be afraid of flu jab, contact your local pharmacy and arrange an appointment.
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