Julian promotes pharmacies as the flu vaccination service gets underway
November 10, 2015
Julian last week visited Hepworth’s Pharmacy in Fulford to learn more about the first ever national pharmacy flu vaccination service.
The service aims to make it easier than ever for people to get a flu jab and to increase the number of ‘at risk’ people across England being protected from ill health over the winter months.
“This service has been available for just over a month, and is proving to be a hit with patients. I have been informed that numbers have already surpassed last year’s total in North Yorkshire with an increase of 200.3%. As winter draws nearer many people will suffer from ill health, therefore it is imperative that older people and those with certain medical conditions benefit from the NHS flu vaccination service now being offered in pharmacies.
“Community pharmacies are the most accessible healthcare locations and this service makes it easier than ever for people to get vaccinated without the need for an appointment.”