Flu jab service to start at Finchampstead Pharmacy
(Posted on 31/10/13)
Patients can protect themselves against the threat of flu this winter thanks to a new service at a Finchampstead pharmacy.
Finchampstead Pharmacy is running seven-days-a-week, walk-in flu and pre-booked jab services for patients to help them fend off the highly infectious flu virus.
Bookings for the new service are now being taken by pharmacy staff, with vaccinations costing £10, and patients are advised to register for a flu jab early due to limited availability.
Finchampstead Pharmacy manager Mani Juttla said: “While flu is an unpleasant illness to have to contend with, it’s effect on those over 65, pregnant women, children and adults with weak immune systems and those with underlying health problems, particularly respiratory, can be severe.
“Anyone in these risk groups are far more likely to develop potentially serious complications from flu, including pneumonia, and it is important to have a flu vaccine each year to protect against the potential risks.”
To book, patients can either visit Finchampstead Pharmacy at Finchampstead Surgery, 474 Finchampstead Road, Wokingham, or call 0118 973 7084.
The pharmacy, which opened its doors in May, is open from 7am until 10:30pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sundays.