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Flu Vaccination - Imaan Pharmacy, Harehills

The flu is a common occurrence throughout the year, but the winter months pose the greatest risk for those who are more susceptible to developing the flu and its effects. The vaccination process against the common flu is something that occurs throughout September and October.

So before the season hits, make sure you book for your Harehills Flu Vaccination.

Who is Affected by the Winter Flu?

Flu is known to be more severe in certain groups, for example:

 

-anyone aged 50 and over

-pregnant women

-children and adults with an underlying health condition or weakened immune system (such as long-term heart or respiratory disease)

The Harehills Pharmacy flu vaccination service is a vital service to anyone in these high-risk groups and is more likely to develop potentially severe complications of flu, such as the secondary bacterial infection pneumonia that can affect the lungs, so it’s recommended that they have a flu jab every year during flu season to help protect them.

You can have the flu vaccine at your GP surgery, but given the busy schedules that these surgeries have on a day-to-day basis. Every year, millions visit GP surgeries with minor health problems that a local pharmacy could help with. By visiting your pharmacy, you can help to keep our healthcare services running smoothly across the country. Imaan Healthcare pharmacies, including Harehills Pharmacy, offer both NHS funded and private flu jabs to give everyone the option to receive the vaccine at a time that suits them.

Which Groups are Eligible for the Imaan Pharmacy Harehills Flu Vaccination Service in 2022/23?

In 2022/23, the eligibility criteria is reverting to pre-pandemic regulations. This means the following groups will be eligible:

– People aged 65 years and older

– People aged six months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups

– All children aged 2 to 10 (not 11 years or older) on 31 August 2022

– Pregnant women

– Those in long-stay residential care homes

– Carers

– Close contacts of immunocompromised individuals

Those who are immunocompromised / in a clinical risk group will fit the following:

 

-chronic respiratory diseases, such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis

-chronic heart and kidney disease, such as heart failure kidney disease at stage three, four or five

-chronic liver disease

-chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, learning disability

-diabetes

-immunosuppression, a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)

-asplenia or splenic dysfunction

-those who are morbidly obese

Health Tips for Those Who Have Received the Flu Vaccination

After getting vaccinated, good health practices also act as a line of defence against the winter flu. At Harehills Pharmacy, our clinician tips for practising good health habits to avoid the flu:

-Avoid close contact with those who are sick, or show signs of flu,

-If you have flu symptoms, stay home from school or work for at least 24 hours,

-Use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth when sneezing and coughing to avoid transmission,

-Regularly wash your hands with soap for up to 20 seconds,

-Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth without first washing your hands to ensure they are germ-free,

-Clean and disinfect surfaces that people come into contact with on a regular basis

Protecting those most at risk is particularly important and the best way to stop flu spreading is to get vaccinated at your local pharmacy. Having a vaccine not only protects the individual, but it also stops the virus from spreading throughout the wider community. For more flu vaccination Leeds information, or to book your place, please click here.

The flu vaccine will provide protection for you for the upcoming flu season. People eligible for flu vaccination should have the vaccine each year.

It takes between 10 and 14 days for your immune system to respond fully after you’ve had the flu vaccine.

  • A sudden fever 38°C or above
  • A dry, chesty cough
  • Headache
  • Tiredness or exhaustion
  • Chills
  • Aching body
  • Diarrhoea or tummy pain
  • Nausea or being sick
  • Sneezing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Limb or joint pain

Imaan Pharmacy Harehills does offer a flu vaccination service, head to your local Imaan Healthcare pharmacy for a seasonal flu vaccination, and be sure to check ahead to see if you could be eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination.

Flu Vaccines contain trace amounts of the virus in question, in this case, it’s flu. The traces are either dead or inactive so as to not cause the flu. Traditionally, this is administered via a flu jab, usually contained in a needle and gently injected into the arm. This helps create antibodies that’ll help you fight off the virus if you catch it. 

If you are eligible for the NHS free flu vaccination service then you are entitled to free seasonal flu vaccinations here at Imaan Pharmacy Harehills in Leeds. Otherwise, call in or see your nearest pharmacy for the latest price on flu vaccinations.

It is recommended that you receive a flu vaccination seasonally at Imaan Pharmacy Harehills, since this will keep you healthy during the upcoming flu season. Immunising yourself via an Imaan Pharmacy Harehills flu vaccination is the most effective way to combat the flu. 

Are you a business owner looking to order flu vaccinations for your employees? Click here to visit our corporate flu vaccination page:

Chris Dundon
Chris Dundon
Lovely efficient and friendly staff.live away from Leeds and had a booster there thanks
Kathryn Collins
Kathryn Collins
My Husband went to this Pharmacy for his Covid Booster, it only took 5 minutes and he was finished.
Dinah Kapouas
Dinah Kapouas
I would like to thank all staff at Imaan Pharmacy for their excellent service when my husband and I went for our covid boosters today. Warm, efficient welcome; comfortable, seated wait (we were a bit early); considerate and efficient administration of vaccine for us both. Well done - I wish you were nearer to our home!
anna spndk
anna spndk
Very helpful
Efosa Ogunbor
Efosa Ogunbor
I came in as a first year pharmacy student, looking for work experience, however, having had a few hours of previous experience, at a different pharmacy, I wasn’t expecting to enjoy my time at Imaan pharmacy, Leeds, but as soon as the first day started, I felt positive energy from all the staff (the type of energy I would not have expected from a pharmacy). I’d highly recommend, pharmacy students, looking for experience to get experience here, as it’s not too busy so you won’t feel pressured when completing tasks. Both pharmacists that work here, are helpful and give great advice on career paths as a pharmacist, prereg and what to expect in the up coming years at university. The dispenser that I shadowed, was great at her job and gave me many opportunities to help around the pharmacy and gain experience in many areas of pharmacy. The counter assistant is one of the nicest people you will ever meet and will always ask you if you want a cup of tea. I’m grateful for the experience they gave but also for how patient they were with me, even when I made mistakes.
Tahir Mehmood
Tahir Mehmood
I always get my prescriptions and other medicinal products from here. Staff is so friendly and cooperative. Highly recommended.
Mazmo m
Mazmo m
Amazing team and a true credit to the community. Always had a really positive experience at the pharmacy
Noonyk2
Noonyk2
I've used this chemist for along time now& wouldn't go anywhere else . The staff all provide a top class professional service . I've had a couple of problems over last year or so and the manager/staff have always been very supportive. I highly recommend this pharmacy . 10/10
Drew Abbott
Drew Abbott
Great service and friendly helpful staff