Free Flu Jabs for those who meet criteria to have the injection for free on the NHS @ Sainsburys from Nov 1st
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Free Flu Jabs for those who meet criteria to have the injection for free on the NHS @ Sainsburys from Nov 1st

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Found 10th Oct 2014
Went for my flu jab at Sainsburys this morning and the Pharmacist told me that from November 1st they will be offering the flu jab free of charge for anybody who meets the NHS criteria for a free flu jab.

Useful I hope for people who are put off by the thought of going to a doctor or for whom getting to the supermarket is easier, faster and more convenient.

Check if you qualify for a free flu jab by following this link: nhs.uk/Con…spx

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THIS IS NOT TRUE! It will be in VERY select stores where the NHS is funding pharmacists to do it. If Sainsburys are doing it then any other pharmacy in that area will probably also be doing them for free too and NOT JUST sainsburys. I am a pharmacist and our store are doing them but you will find others of the company I work for will not be doing it if their local area team are not funding it.

I've just had mine done for free in sainsbury's I don't think you have to wait until the first of November

A GP surgery is a more appropriate place to have a flu jab. Why wait until 1st November when you can get them now at your GP surgery. You could have the flu before November if you are not vaccinated.
Edited by: "laney19" 10th Oct 2014

laney19

A Gp surgery is a more appropriate place to have a flu jab. Why wait … A Gp surgery is a more appropriate place to have a flu jab. Why wait until 1st November when you can get them now at your GP surgery. You could have the flu before November if you are nit vaccinated.



Agreed, we all need to be nit vaccinated. I think there might be one against the big nits on here.

I always get mine on day one of release. Flu is hideously debilitating; these days it would likely kill me.

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chrisp1986

THIS IS NOT TRUE! It will be in VERY select stores where the NHS is … THIS IS NOT TRUE! It will be in VERY select stores where the NHS is funding pharmacists to do it. If Sainsburys are doing it then any other pharmacy in that area will probably also be doing them for free too and NOT JUST sainsburys. I am a pharmacist and our store are doing them but you will find others of the company I work for will not be doing it if their local area team are not funding it.



I was given this information directly from the Pharmacist at Sainsburys in Tamworth this morning. She asked me if I wished to wait as I am asthmatic and would have qualified for a free jab after November 1st. So you cannot simply state that it isn't true. I came on here to post the information to help others, I'm not in the habit of making up lies for my own amusement.

People like you are why I am hesitant to post deals sometimes on this site.

The Pharmacist made no mention of this being area or store specific and seeing as the NHS is a centralised function I can't see why one area would be treated any differently than another. Even if it does prove to be so, if this information helps some people then it's worth posting.

I don't trust flu jabs....we also get them free at our company ....i always see some colleagues getting it and then they are the ones who fall ill...

Flu jabs depress your immune system for possibly weeks or months, which makes you more susceptible to not only the flu but every other virus or infection around..Better to boost your immune system naturally.
Edited by: "superspeedy" 11th Oct 2014

superspeedy

I don't trust flu jabs....we also get them free at our company ....i … I don't trust flu jabs....we also get them free at our company ....i always see some colleagues getting it and then they are the ones who fall ill...



I've had flu vaccines for over ten years since an MI and despite having been in contact with a few people suffering flu every year I have not been infected. For some, influenza can be deadly.

Lots of people don't trust vaccines, but it's personal distrust versus an entire body of medical research and over a century of scientific literature, not to mention overwhelmingly favourable risk, necessity of herd immunity, and almost united advice worldwide.

If a vaccine would be appropriate, have the vaccine.

I think Boots in Fareham are doing the same. I didn't see a start date on the poster.

Same at Lloyds pharmacy in Oxfordshire

2bhappy

I think Boots in Fareham are doing the same. I didn't see a start date on … I think Boots in Fareham are doing the same. I didn't see a start date on the poster.



Boots in Liverpool Street Station, London are doing it to. I had mine done the other day. Saved me having to go to the doctors to have it done.

TygerrTygerr

Lots of people don't trust vaccines, but it's personal distrust versus an … Lots of people don't trust vaccines, but it's personal distrust versus an entire body of medical research and over a century of scientific literature, not to mention overwhelmingly favourable risk, necessity of herd immunity, and almost united advice worldwide.If a vaccine would be appropriate, have the vaccine.



Yes medical research shows that jabs give birth to super bugs.

So whats the point?

Kyballion

Yes medical research shows that jabs give birth to super bugs.So whats … Yes medical research shows that jabs give birth to super bugs.So whats the point?



The needle?

this is free if you're in Wales. great find OP!

Kyballion

Yes medical research shows that jabs give birth to super bugs.So whats … Yes medical research shows that jabs give birth to super bugs.So whats the point?



Does it?

I thought that was down to incorrect use of antibiotics and previously poor health and safety procedure. Got any links?

Kyballion

So whats the point?



Lots of medicine has unwanted side effects.

Medicine > side effects = Take medicine.
Side effects > Medicine = Don't take medicine.

Benefits > Drawbacks = Do.
Drawbacks > Benefits = Don't.

Free Flu jabs for NHS patients.....
.....But most of all free guinea pigs for the NHS.

Just for the record, some GP surgeries are doing the flu jab now, and you don't have to wait until the 1st November. It depends on the location, so I would just phone up your GP and ask.

Thanks for posting this. Just found out through following the link that my 2 yr old is entitled to the flu vaccine nasal spray, something I didn't know.

superspeedy

I don't trust flu jabs....we also get them free at our company ....i … I don't trust flu jabs....we also get them free at our company ....i always see some colleagues getting it and then they are the ones who fall ill...Flu jabs depress your immune system for possibly weeks or months, which makes you more susceptible to not only the flu but every other virus or infection around..Better to boost your immune system naturally.



I have yet to hear of someone getting serious flu after these jabs. Sure they exist but there's definetely an improvement. They could just be getting colds and stomach bugs not flu. My mum gets these every year and I think she had a "mild" flu once or twice in all that time but she swears it was much better than proper flu.

Depresses your immune system?! I do not think you understand how vaccines, viruses and immunity works. You are essentially making wild claims that a vaccine makes you more susceptible to a disease so you get it anyway as well as other infections. How does that even make sense? There is no real way of boosting your immune system to viruses due to their high mutation rate and hence why there is a new flu vaccine every year.

All 2,3 and 4 years old children are eligible to have the nasal flu spray vaccine for free at your GP surgery.

I believe the date depends on each nhs area. For example in the birmingham, wolverhampton area, pharmacies which are appropriately trained can give the free NHS vaccine from 1st October

Already free at our local Pharmacy... why give a chain Supermarket your business??? Go local if you can!

Carers can get flu jab, but don't get carers allowance waiting for 11 months for mum to be in receipt of PIP. Can't get till that comes through, if it comes through.

Any how GP's don't give out flu jabs to those with depressed immune systems unless its due to HIV, Steroids or chemo. Kinda stupid there are so many more reasons for low immune system such as chronic stress, sleep disorders, deficiencies and a huge list of medication. I know the NHS says it is up to the GP to assess and decide but if the GP can get away with not giving it to those who need it they will.

superspeedy

I don't trust flu jabs....we also get them free at our company ....i … I don't trust flu jabs....we also get them free at our company ....i always see some colleagues getting it and then they are the ones who fall ill...Flu jabs depress your immune system for possibly weeks or months, which makes you more susceptible to not only the flu but every other virus or infection around..Better to boost your immune system naturally.



For most people, flu is an unpleasant illness, but it's not serious. If you are otherwise healthy, you will usually recover from flu within a week.
However, certain people are more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as bronchitis and pneumonia. These people should have a flu jab each year.


Those ones who get it, may have been more sceptical to getting it any how and may have had it worse had they not had the injection
Edited by: "mrwhitelabel" 15th Oct 2014
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