Flu Jab Cambridge – Info & bookings
Ready to get a flu jab in Cambridge?
Milton Road Pharmacy is offering a flu vaccination from mid September. You can now book your free NHS flu jab in Milton Road Pharmacy. We also offer a private flu vaccination service for customers who are not eligible their vaccination on NHS. Cost of private service is £15 per vaccination. Book you vaccination today.
When can you get a flu jab in Cambridge?
The national flu vaccination service runs every year from first of September until the end of March the following year. Although service starts on first of September, clients need to wake few more days before vaccinations reach pharmacies. As with previous years, it is expected that flu vaccination service will have extreme demand this year also.
Who can get a free NHS flu jab in Cambridge?
Details of NHS national flu service provided by pharmacies have been recently published.
The following group of people will be eligible for free NHS flu vaccination:
- People aged 18 and over to less than 50 years of age with one or more serious
medical condition(s) outlined below including:
- Chronic (long term) respiratory disease such as asthma or COPD or bronchitis. To be qualified as an asthmatic patient if they use inhaled steroids reguraly.
- Other conditions included in the respiratory category include: chronic bronchitis and emphysema; bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung fibrosis, pneumoconiosis and
bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD).
- Chronic heart disease such as heart failure. Other conditions included in this category: Congenital heart disease, hypertension with cardiac complications and ischaemic heart
- Chronic kidney disease (stages 3-5). Other conditions included in this category: nephrotic syndrome, kidney transplantation.
- Chronic liver disease, including cirrhosis, biliary atresia, chronic hepatitis.
- Chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease. Other conditions included in this category: Stroke, transient ischaemic attack (TIA), cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, multiple sclerosis, degenerative conditions of the nervous system or muscles and severe neurological disability.
- Learning disability
- Diabetes: type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
- Immunocompromised people or people with a weakened immune system due to disease or drug treatment, for example, HIV/AIDS, patients ongoing chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant. Patients taking steroids for more than a month (e.g. prednisolone 20mg or more each day).
- Splenic dysfunction or asplenia
- Obese people with Body Mass Index ≥40kg/m2.
- Pregnant women who are over 18 years of age. This includes any women who become pregnant during flu season.
- People living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities.
- Carers who are over 18 years of age who receives carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.
- Close contacts (shared accommodation) of people who are immunocompromised.
- Frontline health and social care workers: Health & social care employees who work at a registered residential care/nursing home or registered domiciliary care provider, who are directly involved in the care of vulnerable patients/clients who are at increased risk from
exposure to influenza.
- Hospice workers: care staff and health workers who are employed by a voluntary managed
hospice provider providing care of vulnerable patients.
- Workers employed through Direct Payments and/or Personal Health Budgets to deliver domiciliary care.
Clients who do not fall into any of the above categories will need to use private service if they wish to be vaccinated.
What flu jabs will be provided this year?
As with previous years, patients over 65 will receive different flu jab than those under 65.
For people over 65 and over the following flu jabs are recommended:
- Adjuvanted quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (aQIV)
- High-dose quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (QIV-HD)
For adults aged 18 to less than 65 years of age the following vaccinations are recommended:
- Quadrivalent influenza cell-culture vaccine (QIVc)
- Quadrivalent Recombinant Influenza Vaccine (QIVr)
The Quadrivalent influenza egg-culture vaccine (QIVe) may only be considered in the above group when other recommended vaccinations are out of stock.
How to book a flu jab in Milton Road Pharmacy?
We will be operating an online flu jab boooking service alongside a walk-in service. Customers who book appointments online in advance will be prioritised over walk-in customers. The booking service is now live. We expect flu jab service to be extremely popular.
Gov.uk. Guidance: National flu immunisation programme 2021 to 2022 letter. Available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-flu-immunisation-programme-plan/national-flu-immunisation-programme-2021-to-2022-letter Accessed on 05/08/2021