Book a private flu vaccination
*BOOK FROM 01 OCTOBER 2023 PLEASE*
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.
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.