Crewkerne Pharmacy Offers Free Flu Vaccinations Service
(Posted on 02/10/14)
Getting vaccinated against flu got little bit easier thanks to Crewkerne Pharmacy which from the 1st October is offering flu vaccinations, both free on the NHS and as a low-cost private service.
The pharmacy is one of the early adopters of the NHS public health service initiative, which is still in its early stages. It allows pharmacists to vaccinate patients aged 18 to 64 who are entitled to an NHS vaccination.
Andy McKee, Pharmacy Manager at Crewkerne Pharmacy, said: “There are a lot of benefits to getting your vaccination at the pharmacy – you don't have to worry about taking time off from work as we are open 7 days a week and until 10:30pm Monday to Saturday. And you can pop into the pharmacy without needing an appointment.”
“For those not eligible for a free vaccination, we also offer private flu vaccinations for £9.50, the lowest price in the area. And we offer prepaid flu vaccination vouchers for local businesses to hand out to their staff.”
“We’re looking forward to vaccinating our local community to ensure that the effects of flu are kept to a minimum.”