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Flu Jab Cost 2019-2020

Flu Jab Cost 2019 2020

Since 2015 community pharmacies in the UK are able to provide flu vaccination services to NHS patients. Year on year this service became increasingly popular.

Last year a record number of flu jabs were provided by community pharmacists with an estimated 1.4 mln vaccinations administered as part of NHS service.

This number does not include flu jabs administered on the basis of a private service. Patients who are not eligible to receive a free NHS flu jab can use a private service to receive a vaccination for which patients pay.

Prices for flu jab vary between each pharmacy/pharmacy chain. Below is a summary of the main pharmacies and associated flu jab costs in the 2019/2020 season.

To get information on flu season 2020/2021 including pricing information and changes to eligibility for NHS free flu jab visit: 12 facts you must know – FLU SEASON 2020/2021.

This post includes information and links to booking websites with the main chain pharmacies, including the Tesco Pharmacy booking website (new for season 2020-2021).


Who Can Get A Free NHS Flu Jab?

  • People aged 65 and over (or aged 64 who will become 65 by end of March 2020)

People aged 18-64

  • Pregnant women
  • A patient who falls into the ‘at risk’ category who have one of the following conditions:
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic heart, kidney, liver, or neurological disease
  • People with a compromised immune system due to condition or medication taken
  • Patients with Asplenia or splenic dysfunction
  • Obese patients (BMI > 40)
  • Carrer
  • Social care workers
  • Household contact of immunocompromised individuals
  • People living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities

Reference: PSNC, 2019.

Flu Jab: The Cheapest Option

Yet again Asda pharmacy offers the cheapest option for private flu vaccination service, which costs only £7 per jab.

Flu Jab: The Most Expensive Option

Boots Pharmacy is the most expensive option this year with a private flu jab service priced at £12.99.

Flu Jab Prices: Main Pharmacies

Boots Pharmacy

Lloyds Pharmacy

Well Pharmacy

Tesco Pharmacy

  • Flu jab cost: £9
  • Promotions: no information
  • Flu jab appointments cannot be booked online, only via telephone
  • Walk-in service available (no appointment necessary)
  • Find your nearest Tesco Pharmacy

Asda Pharmacy

  • Flu jab cost: £7
  • Promotions: no information
  • Flu jab appointments cannot be booked online, but over the telephone or by walking into Asda Pharmacy
  • Find your nearest Asda Pharmacy

Superdrug

  • Flu jab cost: £9.99
  • Promotions: no information
  • Flu jab appointments are not necessary, however, patients can ring a pharmacy to arrange one
  • Walk-in service is available
  • Find Superdrug Pharmacy

To learn more about the type of vaccination offered in the 2019/2020 season read the related posts.

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