flu and covid vaccination in St Albans

Flu and Covid Vaccination

Getting the flu and Covid vaccination is a great idea. Maybe you are worried about catching the flu or you are concerned about having time off work. Or maybe you just want to make sure you do not pass it on to the more vulnerable members of your family. Whatever the reason, having the flu vaccine against this year’s strain of seasonal flu can give you protection and peace of mind. Quadrant Pharmacy offers NHS and private flu and covid vaccine in St Albans.

The importance of the Flu and Covid vaccine

The significance of flu vaccination lies in the fact that, although flu is disagreeable for the majority of individuals, it can pose a risk and potentially be life-threatening for certain individuals, especially those with specific health conditions.
The optimal period for receiving your flu vaccination is during autumn or early winter, before the onset of flu transmission. However, it is still possible to obtain your vaccine at a later time.

The NHS flu vaccine is eligible for:

  • Adults who are 65 and over (including those who will be 65 by 31 March 2024)
  • People with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age)
  • Pregnant women
  • People living with someone who’s at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • Frontline health or social care workers

If you do not qualify for a free NHS flu vaccine we can still provide you with a private flu vaccination and this applies to both under and over 50s. Simply select “Private Services” from the category, then select the Private Flu Vaccination service.

The Covid vaccine is eligible for (Spring 2024):

  • Adults who are 75 and over
  • Are immunosuppressed

We are currently taking bookings for eligible Covid spring boosters. Please refer to NHS Covid-19 Vaccine or eligibility. We will be opening up our booking pages for the Flu and Covid Autumn season in September 2024. Please do not phone the pharmacy ahead of this time for appointments.

Who shouldn’t have the vaccine?

Most people can have the flu and covid vaccine. However, there are a couple of exceptions:

If you are currently unwell with a fever, you should delay getting the flu and Covid vaccine.
If you have an egg allergy, speak to your GP or pharmacist before getting the jab.

Please speak to our pharmacy team about eligibility for getting the flu and covid vaccine in St Albans.