Influenza, more commonly known as “The Flu”, is a major cause of illness in Sheffield, and nationally, affects thousands of people year round. The problem with the flu is that it’s very contagious, spreading quite easily between people and so one of the big benefits of vaccinating yourself is that you’re protecting others. This is very important when considering those who are more vulnerable than yourself, such as the elderly or who have chronic conditions, and is why NHS Fife campaign heavily for the Flu vaccination every year.
Furthermore, Seasonal Flu is a serious concern when it comes to taking time off work, and depending on the symptoms, can be anywhere between 5 and 14 days. This is why companies pay £1000’s every year to offer their staff vaccinations free of charge to protect theirs and their employees best interests. To add to this, the NHS spends millions annually to treat those who suffer from the Flu.
Where can I get the Flu Jab in Glenrothes?
Your Local Pharmacy
One of the most accessible places to get your flu jab is your local pharmacy. The advantages of having it there are that there is usually no appointment necessary and many pharmacies offer the vaccination as part of the NHS, meaning it’s free for certain groups of people, just like your GP surgery. If you don’t fall within those categories, you can expect to pay an extremely reasonable price for one.
We’re protecting the Community!
Of course, you can get the Flu Jab at Cadham Pharmacy in Glenrothes , and we’re proud to have protected 1000’s of people in the Community over the years. Our pharmacists are highly trained to not only give you the vaccination but to advise on the best methods for avoiding influenza to keep you and your family safe.
We also offer corporate vaccinations
We can come to your workplace and offer the flu jab to protect you and your colleagues to help reduce the spread of flu.
Your GP Surgery
Of course, your GP surgery will be offering you a Flu Jab so if you’d like to have it there, make sure you book an appointment before hand or give them a call to find out how they’re going to conduct it this year. You can get the free NHS Flu Jab if you are one of the following
For the 2018/19 FREE vaccination service, the eligible groups are as follows:
all people aged 65 years and over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31 March 2018);
people aged from 18 to less than 65 years of age with one or more of the following medical conditions:
chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis;
chronic heart disease, such as heart failure;
chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or five;
chronic liver disease;
chronic neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease, or learning disability;
immunosuppresion, a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment);
asplenia or splenic dysfunction;
pregnant women aged 18 or over (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season);
people aged 18 or over living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facility
carers aged 18 or over; or
household contacts of immunocompromised individuals who are aged 18 or over.
It is up to us as a community to help try and reduce the spread of flu and at Cadham pharmacy we make it even easier with a Walk in Service and easy to book online NOW with a click and get e mail reminders
Our Goal is to protect the whole of Glenrothes from flu this winter. let us help you and all your family STAY SAFE and FIGHT FLU.
Berni and team Cadham