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Influenza Vaccination

Will Chemists offers the seasonal influenza vaccine from late September for the coming season.

September 2021 Update
We will commence bookings for our flu vaccine service in-line with NHS offering so that patients receive the most effective vaccine for their age.
NHS eligible patients should wait until they receive notification of an appointment from the NHS. Please do not book through this service option as we will not be able to honour the appointment.

Private influenza vaccine charge is £12 for season 2021/22.



During the current pandemic, we require to minimise patients waiting in the pharmacy, so we ask that you attend on-time for your appointment (please do not attend earlier than the stated time). If you feel well, you may leave immediately after the vaccination, but please stay nearby the pharmacy for a few minutes in case you begin to feel unwell.

Please wear loose fitting clothing, and remove your outer jacket/coat before you enter the pharmacy. Long sleeve shirts should be avoided as they may not roll up the arm far enough to allow the vaccine to be administered safely.

Please ensure you wear a face covering at all times – this should tightly cover your nose and mouth. Please use hand sanitiser before entering the consultation room and avoid touching any surfaces where possible. Free of charge face masks and hand sanitiser is available should you require.
Special note regarding age groups: We offer the Quadrivalent egg-based flu vaccine. The NHS recommend different vaccines for certain age groups, e.g. children and those aged over 50 or 65 years, as some vaccines are more effective than others in specific age groups. Please check nhsinform.scot for more information.

Patients who can be vaccinated by the pharmacists has been confined to certain categories.

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About our Flu Vaccination Service

If you are in one of the following categories, please visit NHSINFORM.SCOT for information regarding your eligible flu vaccine:


 

If you are not eligible for NHS immunisation as outlined above, the pharmacist may be able to offer immunisation on a private basis with a fee payable.

You must not have had a previous influenza vaccination within the last 5 months. (A copy of this information and of your vaccination will be forwarded to your own GP practice by post if you are a NHS eligible patient.)

Flu Vaccine

You should also tell the pharmacist if you:

currently have a fever or infection

have any bleeding disorders

any allergies (e.g. to eggs, antibiotics)

have had a bad reaction to influenza vaccine in the past

are pregnant or think you might be pregnant

Important Information

You will be given the vaccine by a pharmacist who has received specific training in the administration of influenza vaccine. The pharmacist will give the vaccine deep under your skin into your muscle.

The most common side effects experienced by patients after influenza vaccine injections are pain, redness and slight swelling at the site of the injection. Occasionally, people can also experience fever, shivering, feeling unwell, tiredness, headache, sweating, muscle and joint pain. These reactions normally disappear without treatment in a day or two. A patient information leaflet for the influenza vaccine will be given to you after the vaccination for you to take home and read.

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Please Ask

Once you have received the vaccine, you will be asked to remain near the premises for about 10 minutes in order that the pharmacist can be sure that you do not have any immediate adverse effects as a result of the injection.

 

If you have any questions or concerns which are not answered here, please ask the pharmacist before being vaccinated.

How much will the service cost from Will Chemists?

We offer non-NHS at £12 and free NHS influenza vaccines. Free of charge NHS vaccines are for those who are eligible and offered based on current NHS guidance, and details are released as and when we receive them. Please see our booking page for up to date current information/criteria.

West High Street
Monday to Friday
0845 - 1830
Saturday 0845 - 1700
Sunday 1200 - 1300

Burghmuir
Monday 0830 - 1730
Tuesday to Friday
0900 - 1730
Saturday 0900 - 1300

West High Street Pharmacy: 01467 620475
Burghmuir Pharmacy: 01467 620475

West High Street Pharmacy:
01467 620475
Monday - Friday
0845 - 1830
Saturday 0845 - 1700
Sunday 1200 - 1300

Burghmuir Pharmacy:
01467 620475
Monday 0830 - 1730
Tuesday - Friday
0900 - 1730
Saturday
0900 - 1300