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Flu Vaccination Service

Flu vaccination availability from 6th October 2022

Book your private flu vaccination with the REMEDI HEALTH experience. Protect yourself this winter in our award-winning clinic in the centre of Winchester.

More people are likely to get flu this winter as fewer people will have built up natural immunity to it during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The best way to help protect yourself and others from flu is to have the flu jab every year. Over time, protection from the flu jab gradually decreases and flu strains can change, which means a previous flu jab may not protect you from this year’s strains.

Whilst no vaccine is 100% effective, having a flu jab will help protect you from catching flu and passing it on to others. 

Knowing that you can easily book a private flu vaccination with a qualified health professional in one of our clinic rooms will give you peace of mind. Or just pop in and we can offer you a vaccine whilst you wait.

We also offer local businesses the opportunity for us to visit you to vaccinate members of your team that consent to having the flu vaccine. Please call us on 01962 798580 to discuss and arrange.

 

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Safe, private clinic

Keeping you and others safe is our priority. Please let us know before or when you arrive for your appointment if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or other illness or had another vaccination recently.

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Trained health professionals

One of our trained health professionals will inject the vaccine into your upper arm after a clinical assessment for safety. As with all medicines, there may be some side effects but these are usually mild and should disappear within a day or two.

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Confidential service

We provide a safe and confidential service. However we do recommend that you inform your GP that you have had your flu vaccination and will provide a record for you to send them should you wish to.

Book a private flu vaccination

At your appointment we will ensure that the vaccine is appropriate for you and it should last up to 15 minutes including post-vaccination observation. The cost is £25.00 including VAT.

Our clinic has rigorous infection control measures in place to protect both you and our team.

Please choose a date and time after 6th October from the calendar, enter your details and confirm your appointment.

 

Flu vaccination appointments available from 6th October

Peace of mind

Why is being protected against flu important?

Flu vaccination is important because:

  • more people are likely to get flu this winter as fewer people will have built up natural immunity to it during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • if you get flu and COVID-19 at the same time, research shows you’re more likely to be seriously ill
  • getting vaccinated against flu and COVID-19 will provide protection for you and those around you for both these serious illnesses
  • after your jab, it usually takes around two weeks to be protected.

If you’ve had COVID-19, it’s safe to have the flu vaccine. It will still be effective at helping to prevent flu.

You can have your flu vaccination before or after your COVID-19 vaccination if you are planning to be boosted this Autumn.

What happens at the appointment?

One of our vaccinators will discuss whether a vaccination is appropriate for you at that time, and and which flu vaccine is right for you. Assuming the assessment means we proceed, they will then inject the vaccine into your upper arm and ask you to remain in the clinic for a few minutes to ensure that you are alright to leave.

What are the potential side-effects?

As with all medicines, there may be some side effects but these are usually mild and should disappear within a day or two. The most common side effects include:

  • redness, soreness or bruising at the injection site
  • a high temperature, sweating, shivering or feeling unwell
  • headaches, fatigue or dizziness
  • aching muscles or joints

In the rare event that you have an allergic reaction to the vaccination, our vaccinators are trained to help with this.

Try these tips to help reduce the discomfort:

  • continue to move your arm regularly
  • take a painkiller, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen – some people should not take ibuprofen so check with the pharmacist at the clinic.

If you’re ill with a high temperature, it’s best to wait until you’re better before having the flu vaccine.

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Contact an expert

We provide a priority email support service to ensure you get the answers you need when you need them. If you would prefer to talk one of the team during office hours then please phone us on 01962 798580.