Needle Free Flu jabs at Asda, Boots, Superdrug, Co-operative, Lloyds Pharmacy, Sainsbury’s & Sainsburys from £7 - £12.99 (or free is over 65.)
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Needle Free Flu jabs at Asda, Boots, Superdrug, Co-operative, Lloyds Pharmacy, Sainsbury’s & Sainsburys from £7 - £12.99 (or free is over 65.)

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Found 27th Oct 2013
The flu jab is very safe and essential if you want to avoid being ill or suffer a prolonged illness as a result or getting flu.

Here is a list of prices and places, usually you do not need to make an appointment.

Now days there are no needles and you won't even feel it.

I personally use Superdrug as while it's a few quid more expensive, its convenient for me to walk in and have it done.

Also note that most chemist and doctors offer this service, although many charge more.


Asda
Asda has a pharmacy service in 255 stores nationwide, open seven days a week. And it’s pretty cheap, costing just £7 per person for the jab.

Boots
For the last couple of years my wife and I have had our jabs at Boots, mainly because it is just down the road.
At Boots the jab sets you back £12.99. You need to go through a questionnaire with the pharmacist beforehand, though you can download it here and file it out at home to save time when you get there.

Co-operative Pharmacy
The Co-op has a pharmacy service in more than 440 branches across the UK, where the injection will cost you £9.
You can find a branch which offers the flu jab on this section of the website.

Lloyds Pharmacy
Lloyds Pharmacy has more than 1,600 pharmacies across the UK. You can find your nearest one by putting in your details on this section of the Lloyds website.
If you do get your jab from Lloyds it will cost you £12.

Sainsbury’s
Sainsbury’s stores with a pharmacy offer the flu jab. Vaccinations cost £9. You get Nectar points on them too.
You can search here for your nearest Sainsbury’s Pharmacy.

Superdrug
I’ve personally never been in a Superdrug store that offered a pharmacy service, but you can find your nearest one here.
It will set you back £9.99 for the jab.

Tesco
Many Tesco stores now offer a pharmacy, and you can get your jab here for £9. All you need to do is pop into the store.
You can find your nearest Tesco Pharmacy on using this tool on the Tesco website.


How does needle free work?

The PharmaJet Stratis® Needle-free Injection System is intended to deliver various medications and vaccines either intramuscularly or subcutaneously by means of a narrow, high velocity fluid jet, which penetrates the skin and delivers the medicine or vaccine to the body. Healthcare providers who routinely administer injections may use the PharmaJet Needle-free Injection System. It may be used for adults and children. It can also be used by patients authorized by their physicians to self-inject, or to have other individuals administer injections of prescribed medication.

Do all pharmacies use needle free?

From the commnets the answr is no. I personally know that Superdrug does, so it's worth calling to ask if you are your child is carded of needles.

A cold is not flue
The flu can also result in serious health problems such as pneumonia and hospitalisations.

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how does it work being needle free

yozzas

how does it work being needle free



They drill a hole and pour it in instead
Edited by: "cb-uk" 27th Oct 2013

If there is no needles how do they get the vaccine into you?

Skybird

If there is no needles how do they get the vaccine into you?



Maybe it's absorbed into your skin?

Genuinely have no idea.

Nasal spray? But that's designed to be most effective for kids rather than adults
EDIT: Just seen the OP pic, maybe not
I'm pretty certain all the supermarkets / GPs predominantly use needles ?


Edited by: "Firefly1" 27th Oct 2013

the needle free one goes up both nostrils. ...my kids had it done at gp last wk

It's a nasal spray they use for kids, not sure if the same applies to adults!

There are more restrictions on who can get FluMist, although experts … There are more restrictions on who can get FluMist, although experts expect some of these will be lifted in the near future. Some research has shown that FluMist may be less effective in the elderly than the flu shot.



The nasal vaccine should not be used in: Children under 2 years … The nasal vaccine should not be used in: Children under 2 years oldChildren or adolescents who are taking aspirinAdults 50 years old or aboveChildren or adults who have heart disease, lung disease (like asthma), diabetes, kidney disease, Guillain-Barré syndrome, or an immune system weakened by disease or by its treatmentAnyone with a history of a severe allergic reaction to eggs or a previous flu vaccinePregnant womenPeople who are in contact with someone who has an immune system severely weakened by a treatment, such as a stem cell transplant; it is safe to get this vaccine if you're in contact with people who have less severely suppressed immune systems, like people with diabetes or HIV.



Unless you have a massive fear of needles, get the actual jab. The nasal spray was designed to be particularly effective for children (& because they hate needles.)
The most vulnerable group (elderly) are restricted from the nasal spray as well.
The other vulnerable groups (e.g. asthma) are also banned from the nasal spray - so basically if you need the jab as recommended by the government, you should get the jab
Edited by: "Firefly1" 27th Oct 2013

I am one of the pharmacists that provides this service at the co-operative and it is not needle free, however it is painless. If you are a co-operative member it is £8 also (£1 discount).

Had my jab at Saintsbury on Friday. It was a needle and hurt for a few seconds. Have had the jab for about 7 years and this was the first time I felt it. It cost £9 and I got a £6 off a £60 spend coupon which I then went on to use at the checkout. Pharmacist said I should stay in the shop for 15 mins after the jab in case of any side effects, none in my case.

Isn't there so many strains of flu that you're not really 'that' protected anyway ?

Needle free injections, it's the future.. They had needle free injections on the original Star Trek.
Kirk out...
Edited by: "w_orbit" 27th Oct 2013

Original Poster

xKirst

It's not needle free in my asda.



The shot is not a mist, but works as it says in the following artifice.

westlake.patch.com/gro…you

Not to be sneezed at this deal.

intime

The shot is not a mist, but works as it says in the following … The shot is not a mist, but works as it says in the following artifice.http://westlake.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/needle-less-flu-shots-have-arrived-at-a-pharmacy-near-you



That's American so would like to see where UK supermarkets are offering this just out of interest 1st I have heard of it but seems a bit strange on 1st glance:

Interestingly, it may not be called a needle - but it still has to penetrate the skin causing a similar amount of discomfort. So if you are afraid of the pain, this doesn't change that either.
Edited by: "Firefly1" 27th Oct 2013

How about grow a pair and get jabbed like a man?

pay for the jab and after you get to keep the needle free

claire2711

the needle free one goes up both nostrils. ...my kids had it done at gp … the needle free one goes up both nostrils. ...my kids had it done at gp last wk



So if the Government added the same stuff to the UK's cocaine supply, it would immunise half the UK in one hit for a fraction of the price

irfanz11

How about grow a pair and get jabbed like a man?


I really don't want my wife to 'grow a pair'.

Original Poster

xKirst

Interestingly, it may not be called a needle - but it still has to … Interestingly, it may not be called a needle - but it still has to penetrate the skin causing a similar amount of discomfort. So if you are afraid of the pain, this doesn't change that either.



I have tried it, they use it is Superdrug, seriously there is no pain or discomfort, I was not even aware it had done it was so quick.

Original Poster

cb-uk

So if the Government added the same stuff to the UK's cocaine supply, it … So if the Government added the same stuff to the UK's cocaine supply, it would immunise half the UK in one hit for a fraction of the price



The nostril one is designed for kids, the high pressure one is for adults.

tryn2help

I really don't want my wife to 'grow a pair'.




Not after she went to all the trouble of having the first pair removed oO

Skybird

If there is no needles how do they get the vaccine into you?



rectal probe.
Edited by: "unrandomsam" 27th Oct 2013

Great info. Thanks

I heard GPs charge £50 for a flu jab...is there any difference what u get from a GP and a supermarket's pharmacy?

which clown put this on? how on earth is it hot? needle free would be nasal spray and they definitely aren't at the prices quoted.

since this has all been stated before definitely cold from me I'm afraid.

I had mine at Boots last week. It was definitely a needle (or at least some pointy thing that was stuck into my arm that looked and felt suspiciously like a needle).

esensitive

I heard GPs charge £50 for a flu jab...is there any difference what u get … I heard GPs charge £50 for a flu jab...is there any difference what u get from a GP and a supermarket's pharmacy?



where did you hear that, the daily mail?

Does anybody know if it is possible to get a flu jab for a 17 year old (I know that Sainsburys will not)?

Am I missing something? My flu jab was free from my doctor

does anyone know if there is an age limit to have it done ? asking for my 6 yrs old son being constantly flu

wellisonmullan

Am I missing something? My flu jab was free from my doctor



If you are in a "at-risk" group, the GP will give it to you for free.
Everyone else* can pay for one anyway if they so wish

*Well, healthy people

file78

does anyone know if there is an age limit to have it done ? asking for my … does anyone know if there is an age limit to have it done ? asking for my 6 yrs old son being constantly flu



your son probably has a cold! The flu will knock ten tons of crap out of you and is totally different to a cold which is what people call "flu" nowadays.

Also £7 in Morrisons for the needle version!

stepp

your son probably has a cold! The flu will knock ten tons of crap out of … your son probably has a cold! The flu will knock ten tons of crap out of you and is totally different to a cold which is what people call "flu" nowadays.


Don't know about kids, but with adults our GP used this method to determine cold or flu: "If you're in your house and look out into the garden to see a £50 note being blown around by the wind, and if you are able to go out and get it - you don't have the flu."
Edited by: "tryn2help" 27th Oct 2013

Ask around about whether your flu jab contains thimerosal (mercury-based preservative). You'll find most of them do, but you also may come across some places that don't. The more people ask about this, the more the pharmacies and stores will realize that people care about putting mercury into their bodies!

Is the flu jab really necessary for most "healthy" people? It's not like everyone gets the full blown flu every winter, and try to avoid taking drugs prescription or not unless really necessary

alchemista

Ask around about whether your flu jab contains thimerosal (mercury-based … Ask around about whether your flu jab contains thimerosal (mercury-based preservative). You'll find most of them do, but you also may come across some places that don't. The more people ask about this, the more the pharmacies and stores will realize that people care about putting mercury into their bodies!



Please be aware that this is not quite the same as mercury. It degrades much quicker and is nowhere near as toxic. You will get more mercury from eating tuna. Think of it with heroin being similar to morphine. It is good to know what's in things though obviously but I don't think it should stop you having the vaccine.
Edited by: "yrreb88" 27th Oct 2013

alchemista

Ask around about whether your flu jab contains thimerosal (mercury-based … Ask around about whether your flu jab contains thimerosal (mercury-based preservative). You'll find most of them do, but you also may come across some places that don't. The more people ask about this, the more the pharmacies and stores will realize that people care about putting mercury into their bodies!



But the truth is people don't care, so no need to change anything!

Banned

Can adult asthmatics get this done for free; I turned 19 last month so I'm not sure if I'll still be able to?

I got a flu Jab at Sainsburys a week or so ago and its definately the way to go. They are polite and efficient. I cant see why huge amounts of the routine stuff that gps cant do to any decent standards can not be passe to local phamarcys. Much more efficient IMO.
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