Julian visits Boots Pharmacy in Haxby to Promote National Pharmacy Flu Vaccination Service
September 26, 2016
Julian recently visited Boots Pharmacy in Haxby to learn more about the national pharmacy flu vaccination service, which aims to make it easier than ever for people to get a flu jab to protect from ill health over the winter.
Speaking after the visit Julian said, “I am very happy to once again promote the Community Pharmacy flu vaccination. This is an excellent service and so accessible, with no appointments required. I urge all my constituents who are eligible for a free flu jab to ensure they have one. As winter draws nearer, many people will suffer with ill health, especially older people aged 65 and over, and adults with certain medical conditions, who can benefit from the NHS flu vaccination service. The scheme will help protect people from health complications through the winter months”.
Pharmacist Linda Fells at Boots Pharmacy commented, “The NHS community pharmacy flu vaccination service, which is available in York, again this year, is a great opportunity for more ‘at risk’ people to have their vaccination, protecting them during the winter. This is the second year that the NHS is acknowledging the essential role that community pharmacies play in delivering flu vaccinations and we look forward to helping the NHS protect more people this year.”
The free national pharmacy flu vaccination service commenced again this year on the 1st September 2016.
All adult patients who are eligible for NHS flu vaccinations will be able to have them free of charge at local community pharmacies in North Yorkshire.