Valley’s Link Pharmacy has trained pharmacists available to provide flu vaccinations within the pharmacy for any individual over 18 years of age.

If you don’t qualify for an NHS seasonal flu vaccination, we can help keep you healthy and well with our local seasonal flu vaccination service saving you a trip to your Health Centre or Doctor.

Apart from the serious ill effects of catching influenza, millions of working days are lost each year with seasonal flu. If you cannot afford that time off work or are worried about potentially passing the flu to family friends and associates then book a vaccination with a member of the Pharmacy team to protect yourself and others.

Want to get a flu jab?

Valleys Link Pharmacy can help. We are pleased to announce the service is now available in all of our Pharmacies priced at just £15 or FREE if you are in an at-risk group.

What is the Flu?

Influenza, commonly known as Flu can be very unpleasant, but you’ll usually begin to feel better within about a week. However, it can be serious for some people, such as those with long-term medical conditions or people aged over 65. You can reduce your risk of developing flu by having a flu jab every year and our team at Peak Pharmacy are here to help you get vaccinated.

Flu symptoms come on very quickly and can include:

  • a sudden fever – a temperature of 38C or above
  • an aching body
  • feeling tired or exhausted
  • a dry cough
  • a sore throat
  • a headache
  • difficulty sleeping
  • loss of appetite
  • diarrhoea or tummy pain
  • feeling sick and being sick

Sometimes people struggle to spot the difference between cold and flu, and it can be difficult as the symptoms are similar, but the main differences are:

The Flu

Appears quickly within a few hours and affects more than just your nose and throat. It makes you feel exhausted and too unwell to carry on as normal.

A Cold

Appears gradually and affects mainly your nose and throat. Make you feel unwell, but you’re OKAY to carry on as normal (for example, go to work)

For further information visit the NHS website