Flu Vaccination Service

Your IPSA Pharmacy’s flu vaccination service

Your IPSA Pharmacy’s flu vaccination service involves your specially trained IPSA pharmacist determining your suitability for the vaccine and then administering it to help prevent you from catching the flu.

Who is the flu vaccination suitable for?

Your IPSA Pharmacy’s flu vaccination service is suitable for the majority of adults. If you are interested in making use of this service offering at your IPSA Pharmacy, your IPSA pharmacist will run through a short series of questions with you, which ensure that you are a suitable candidate for the vaccine, before administering it.

What are the benefits of having the flu vaccine?

Winter influenza (or flu) is an acute respiratory infection that is caused by the influenza virus, affecting every age group. Influenza mostly occurs in the winter months (in the UK from October to April). For most people, influenza is an unpleasant illness, but it is not life threatening. However, for some individuals, complications might result in a more serious illness (e.g. bronchitis or pneumonia). Influenza is highly contagious because it can be transmitted between people via airborne transmission (e.g. when someone sneezes or coughs) or by touching something or someone who is contaminated with the influenza virus. The signs and symptoms of influenza include shivering, general aches and pains, sneezing, coughing, a high temperature and fatigue and weakness.

If you have the influenza vaccination, you can avoid the influenza symptoms, prevent passing the flu on to other family members or members of your household and reduce the number of days absent from work due to the flu symptoms.

Developing a lifelong immunity to the virus is almost impossible to achieve, which is why you need an annual flu vaccination in order to provide protection against this viral infection. At your IPSA Pharmacy, you can ask your IPSA pharmacist for further information about IPSA’s flu vaccination service or you can arrange an appointment with IPSA’s pharmacist to make use of our service.