Flu Jab at Lloyds Pharmacy reduced to £7
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Flu Jab at Lloyds Pharmacy reduced to £7

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Found 9th Nov 2011
I know many people are entitled to a free one, and obviously better to check if you are first. However Lloyds have reduced their prices from £10 to £7, matching the Asda price. Far better than the £30 I was quoted by my local GP! Also seem to be a huge number of locations doing it.

Hope it helps someone.

Ps Please don't vote this down because you once got a sore arm/broken window/cat died after you had an injection, vote on the price only please.

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Flu jabs are ineffective.

How effective are these, really? I mean on what basis do they make a vaccine - for a common virus that "shape-shifts" all the time?

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cocoguy

How effective are these, really? I mean on what basis do they make a … How effective are these, really? I mean on what basis do they make a vaccine - for a common virus that "shape-shifts" all the time?




You can cherry pick data to show almost any conclusion you wish. Each year the WHO decide which are likely to be the main strains, and that is included in that years vaccine. Yes it won't give 100% guarantee, but by this method many peoples lives are saved each year.

For £7, I am happy to take the chance that it might prevent the need to spend a week in bed recovering. For the self employed its a no-brainer.

What qualifies you for a free one from the GP? I'm asthmatic do I still get one for nothing?

will this cause narcolepsy like the 'safe' swine flu vacinne?

If you needed one, it'd be free.

Im pretty sure that the NHS would not be spending money on vaccinating vulnerable people if the jab was ineffective. Surely you don't believe all that you read on the internet.

ollieh1

What qualifies you for a free one from the GP? I'm asthmatic do I still … What qualifies you for a free one from the GP? I'm asthmatic do I still get one for nothing?



You will get one if you're asthmatic but if you're under 65 and healthy you've no chance.

As for how effective they are, I had one a few years ago and never got a single cold or flu all winter. I usually get man flu 2-3 times.

Mikey1610

You will get one if you're asthmatic but if you're under 65 and healthy … You will get one if you're asthmatic but if you're under 65 and healthy you've no chance.As for how effective they are, I had one a few years ago and never got a single cold or flu all winter. I usually get man flu 2-3 times.



they say that it reduces the chances of getting flu by 40 to 60% , but if you do get flu it only increases chances of not dying by 4%.

oh and of course it doesnt protect at all if like last year a new strain or a strain not covered in the vaccine is the main cause of infection
i doubt that you get flu 2-3 times a year most people mistake a cold and chest infection as flu which it isnt.

Edited by: "wendy07" 9th Nov 2011

So I don't need to get a doc line or go and see my GP? I can just book via Lloyds and get the flu jab?

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Pau131g

So I don't need to get a doc line or go and see my GP? I can just book … So I don't need to get a doc line or go and see my GP? I can just book via Lloyds and get the flu jab?




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