Asda flu jab £7 plus thread for other pharmacy prices
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Asda flu jab £7 plus thread for other pharmacy prices

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Found 25th Sep 2014
I have just been in my local Tesco pharmacy where they are advertising for this years flu jab. I thought I would enquire about the cost at other stores as I thought £9 was an excellent price.
I have found that Asda is the cheapest at £7, however some people may not have an Asda store close by so I thought I would list all the prices.

Asda £7
Boots £12.99
Sainsburys £9
Tesco £9
Co-op pharmacy £9
Lloyds pharmacy £12 (although they are doing a promotional deal of £10 until 30th September if you take a voucher in, available from http://www.lloydspharmacy.com/en/info/winter-flu-vaccination)

I hope this will help someone. Anyone who has had the flu will know the benefits of protecting themselves against the winter bug! Remember this protects you against the flu virus and not the common cold!

it's £8 at Morrison's or two for £15
- money-talks

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Only heat added, no COLD

Many thanks - very useful post - heat added

Don't forget that it's free if you are over 65 or have certain medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, etc, or if your a frontline healthcare staff.

But otherwise £7 is a really good price for a private flu jab.

supermarket price war over flu jab, what next? lidl Ebola inoculation.

Boots staff told me that if you download their free app there is a voucher for £5 off the flu jab making it 7.99

It's all a big scam!
Look it up,there just giving you a slow death by pumping you with toxins..

I missed it....cold ;-)

When is it best having these? I don't want it too early if it'll wear off by December!

Not voting on this but just wanted to point out that if you are in the "vulnerable" group - you get it free from your GP.......

thank you
warm added ;-)

This is not a deal, why would you pay to be injected with s live virus? And it's also the strain from last year!!!!!! Stop falling for this crap and wake up

spendmorethaniearn

When is it best having these? I don't want it too early if it'll wear off … When is it best having these? I don't want it too early if it'll wear off by December!


As soon as possible
healthcare professional

Emmanuell

This is not a deal, why would you pay to be injected with s live virus? … This is not a deal, why would you pay to be injected with s live virus? And it's also the strain from last year!!!!!! Stop falling for this crap and wake up



Ive never had 'flu since I've been having this vaccination. I remember the occasions that I have had 'flu before then and I think it's WELL worth £7 for any chance to avoid it.

I've never had a flu jab and never had the flu....

Do you get a free mug of coffee, as shown in the picture?

once in a while flu is good for u but too many vaccinations certainly not, choice is yours.

Wouldn't touch anything you don't need. Let your immune system fight it. You'll be better for it afterwards.

Also, I'm a firm believer in people making these viruses stronger. Take Ebola, this was patented my Americans years ago. Ebola was never airborne. Yet they patented an airborne strain. Who sets to profit if this gets out of hand? Oh wait.. The people who invented it and have it patented.

Are they doing the jabs yet? Last year I struggled to get one before November.

I have the flu jab and feel crap, I don't have the flu jab and feel great............

I appreciate that the OP was just trying to be helpful with this post so thanks for that. I do however think that this is a despicable situation that supermarkets are having a price war over vaccines. In the first instance not all vaccines are equal. As Emmanuell pointed out, the cheaper ones (any in fact) could well be the wrong strain for this year. Secondly, the NHS offers free vaccines to the vulnerable groups that have a compromised immune system. The rest of us aren't offered it because it's not necessary. Our bodies should be well equipped to fight off a flu. ALL vaccines have a degree of unwanted effects and risks. They should not be taken lightly. If you're worried about your level of immunity speak to your GP and if necessary have him / her give you a validated vaccine privately. Please don't muck about with this crap.

*Also a Healthcare Professional*

DarrylJohn

Wouldn't touch anything you don't need. Let your immune system fight it. … Wouldn't touch anything you don't need. Let your immune system fight it. You'll be better for it afterwards.Also, I'm a firm believer in people making these viruses stronger. Take Ebola, this was patented my Americans years ago. Ebola was never airborne. Yet they patented an airborne strain. Who sets to profit if this gets out of hand? Oh wait.. The people who invented it and have it patented.



You'd make a great doctor.

There's some tinfoil hat loonies in this thread. Great post, heat added. I get mine every year from the GP but it looks as if financial cutbacks have reduced the amount of conditions it's offered to. If I can't get it free, I'll buy it cheaply. Flu is not something you want to catch if possible.

DarrylJohn

Wouldn't touch anything you don't need. Let your immune system fight it. … Wouldn't touch anything you don't need. Let your immune system fight it. You'll be better for it afterwards.



According to NHS England there were 11,000 deaths attributable to flu in the 2012/13 season, i.e. people who were not vaccinated.

If you're young and healthy, then your advice probably makes sense. But for anyone not so fortunate, is it really worth taking the risk for such a measly sum?

can I just point out that for some people flu can mean death I was hospitalised to intensive care with it in February and I'm a fit 35 year old!!!

paul.jacobs

You'd make a great doctor.



In fairness a good doctor wouldn't recommend the flu jab if your Medical history was good. I did say you shouldn't take something you don't need. Most won't.
Edited by: "DarrylJohn" 25th Sep 2014

My fathers a paramedic and he, nor the other paramedics he works with have the flu jab..

buzzmanisbosse

It's all a big scam!Look it up,there just giving you a slow death by … It's all a big scam!Look it up,there just giving you a slow death by pumping you with toxins..



I have a tin foil helmet which mitigates this risk, thanks for caring though, anyway my midi-chlorian levels are dropping so I've got to get up and make myself a coffee instead of just force powering it over to me.

£4.50 for tesco employees

kazza242

I appreciate that the OP was just trying to be helpful with this post so … I appreciate that the OP was just trying to be helpful with this post so thanks for that. I do however think that this is a despicable situation that supermarkets are having a price war over vaccines. In the first instance not all vaccines are equal. As Emmanuell pointed out, the cheaper ones (any in fact) could well be the wrong strain for this year. Secondly, the NHS offers free vaccines to the vulnerable groups that have a compromised immune system. The rest of us aren't offered it because it's not necessary. Our bodies should be well equipped to fight off a flu. ALL vaccines have a degree of unwanted effects and risks. They should not be taken lightly. If you're worried about your level of immunity speak to your GP and if necessary have him / her give you a validated vaccine privately. Please don't muck about with this crap.*Also a Healthcare Professional*



Do you seriously think pharmacies would inject people with 'poor quality' vaccines? Pharmacists use the same vaccines as any other health care professional because that is what they are, health care professionals. You won't get a 'better' vaccine if you pay a doctor to do it privately, you'll just pay more. These schemes are supported by the NHS to make the flu jab accessible to more people. Yes a healthy person should be able to fight off flu but not all can and that doesn't stop you feeling awful during it and having to take time off work, some people cannot afford to be off sick for a week or more.

br1xham2

My fathers a paramedic and he, nor the other paramedics he works with … My fathers a paramedic and he, nor the other paramedics he works with have the flu jab..



He's afraid of needles?

id rather have flu then the side effects that come after you get the flu jab. That post jab headache is horrible . I only had the one during pregnancy never again . If your young and healthy let your body fight viruses it will only make your body stronger

aasmaramzan

id rather have flu then the side effects that come after you get the flu … id rather have flu then the side effects that come after you get the flu jab. That post jab headache is horrible . I only had the one during pregnancy never again . If your young and healthy let your body fight viruses it will only make your body stronger



I'm not sure you've ever had flu if that's the case. My mum is entitled to the jab and she felt rough too but she much prefers that than to getting full on flu.

It won't really make your body stronger as such. Viruses mutate far too often for us to develop immunity permanently hence why we keep getting colds. It's also why the flu vaccine changes each year or so as it is based on the currently circulating and most threatening strains of flu virus.


heat added for price op, but I'm never getting a flu jab again if I can help it. never had flu in my life and the one year I was forced the jab by my doc I ended up getting it 3 times! no one says it can actually do the opposite and give you flu, I felt rubbish for weeks on end all due to a silly little injection.

There's a lot of nonsense here. I had flu earlier this year and it wasn't fun, so went for a jab on my lunch. In and out of superdrug in five minutes, cost £10. No pain, aches, headaches or bleeding. Just went back to work and got on with stuff.

ks21

Do you seriously think pharmacies would inject people with 'poor quality' … Do you seriously think pharmacies would inject people with 'poor quality' vaccines? Pharmacists use the same vaccines as any other health care professional because that is what they are, health care professionals. You won't get a 'better' vaccine if you pay a doctor to do it privately, you'll just pay more. These schemes are supported by the NHS to make the flu jab accessible to more people. Yes a healthy person should be able to fight off flu but not all can and that doesn't stop you feeling awful during it and having to take time off work, some people cannot afford to be off sick for a week or more.



You do realize that there is more than one type of vaccine available from numerous pharmaceutical companies? If you pay your doctor you will be given the vaccine accepted by your health board and suitable for your individual needs. If you buy one at ASDA you'll get whatever one is the cheapest.

If you'd care to read up on this subject you'll find that the NHS does not in fact support giving healthy individuals the flu vaccine. It all comes down to balancing risks versus benefits.

yrreb88

I'm not sure you've ever had flu if that's the case. My mum is … I'm not sure you've ever had flu if that's the case. My mum is entitled to the jab and she felt rough too but she much prefers that than to getting full on flu.It won't really make your body stronger as such. Viruses mutate far too often for us to develop immunity permanently hence why we keep getting colds. It's also why the flu vaccine changes each year or so as it is based on the currently circulating and most threatening strains of flu virus.



i have had the flu and its horrid i know but i hate the after effect of the flu jab. im not here to argue right or wrong i don't like it
Edited by: "aasmaramzan" 26th Sep 2014

kazza242

I appreciate that the OP was just trying to be helpful with this post so … I appreciate that the OP was just trying to be helpful with this post so thanks for that. I do however think that this is a despicable situation that supermarkets are having a price war over vaccines. In the first instance not all vaccines are equal. As Emmanuell pointed out, the cheaper ones (any in fact) could well be the wrong strain for this year. Secondly, the NHS offers free vaccines to the vulnerable groups that have a compromised immune system. The rest of us aren't offered it because it's not necessary. Our bodies should be well equipped to fight off a flu. ALL vaccines have a degree of unwanted effects and risks. They should not be taken lightly. If you're worried about your level of immunity speak to your GP and if necessary have him / her give you a validated vaccine privately. Please don't muck about with this crap.*Also a Healthcare Professional*


Im a HCP too, I feel the same way. They're practically guessing what strain of flu will be on the prowl this year. If i'm going to get flu, my body will deal with it. If i was elderly, I still probably wouldn't bother but that's my personal view.

xfield

There's a lot of nonsense here. I had flu earlier this year and it wasn't … There's a lot of nonsense here. I had flu earlier this year and it wasn't fun, so went for a jab on my lunch. In and out of superdrug in five minutes, cost £10. No pain, aches, headaches or bleeding. Just went back to work and got on with stuff.


£10 lighter, well done oO

I have had the flu jab for the last four years and have never had any adverse reaction to it.

That said, I do remember an episode of the X-Files where the US government was using it to inject alien DNA into the general population. I can't remember if Mulder and Scully stopped the evil plot or whether it still goes on today. Best to avoid any flu jabs that are made in the USA, because alien DNA is pretty nasty stuff.

cold.
I look forward to the flu & having a week or so off work.
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