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Flu Vaccination - Penyffordd Pharmacy, Chester

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 Penyffordd 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 Penyffordd 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 Penyffordd 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 Penyffordd Pharmacy 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


-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 Penyffordd 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 Chester 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

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

Joanne Briscoe
Joanne Briscoe
On Wednesday I had my fly jab given to me by Andy normally when I have it at the gp it swells massively this time iv had no reaction at all no pain or swelling at all I can highly recommend him.
Christine Hazard
Christine Hazard
I am new to the area, but very friendly and helpful service.
Rachael A-H
Rachael A-H
Fantastic service. Staff so helpful, taking time out to discuss a new medication for my child and offering support and knowledge. I can't fault them in any way.
Debbie Davison
Debbie Davison
The staff are so helpful and Andy is just amazing! Helped me so much with advice when there was a shortage or HRT treatment and liaised with the medical centre to advise them of product availability. Absolutely sterling service thank you very much ?
The team here are always happy, helpful and extremely knowledgeable. If they don't have what you are looking for they will often offer to order it in for you. Prescriptions always ready on time. A great local service ??
Deborah Davison
Deborah Davison
Professional staff always very helpful a great Pharmacy
Daniel Hollingworth
Daniel Hollingworth
Fantastic, friendly community service. They have been great for dealing with minor kids ailments etc, saving trips to the doctors.
Shawnee Brown
Shawnee Brown
Brilliant pharmacy, always really friendly and helpful
Dorothea Williams
Dorothea Williams
Very helpful, friendly and supportive during these trying times .
Allison Davies
Allison Davies
Hi , I've used the pharmacy a lot over the last 12 months for myself and my family . All staff are friendly and helpful and help with any queries as much as they possibly can . Such an asset to our village .