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Our private winter flu jab service costs $30

Appointment
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Our private winter flu jab service costs $30

Appointment
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Our private winter flu jab service costs $30

Appointment

Vaccination Clinic

Vaccination Clinic

Vaccination at Gosforth Private Clinic

At Gosforth Private Clinic we provide flu vaccination to adults age 18 or over. During the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we are working hard to ensure that we are able to provide vaccinations and advice to you as safely as possible. When you visit us things might be a little different.

At Gosforth Private Clinic we provide flu vaccination to adults age 18 or over. During the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we are working hard to ensure that we are able to provide vaccinations and advice to you as safely as possible. When you visit us things might be a little different.

You may be asked to complete a pre-assessment questionnaire before accessing the service. Our staff will be wearing PPE and consultation rooms will be cleaned before and after each service appointment – you may be asked for your consent to leave the door open to aid air flow but if you need extra privacy we do not mind shutting the door.

Lastly, when attending your appointment, please bring a face covering/face mask with you to use during the consultation.

In order to operate flu vaccination clinics this year we have had to factor in social distancing in our plans, so things are going to be a little different.

Our private Winter Flu Jab Service costs £30.

Who should get the flu vaccine?

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This year the flu vaccine is being offered on the NHS to:

adults aged 65 and over (including anyone who will be 65 by the 31st March
2021)

people with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from
6 months of age)

pregnant women

carers – including people living with someone who’s at high risk of coronavirus
(on the NHS shielded patient list)

children in primary school (via school ONLY)

children in year 7 (via school ONLY)

frontline health or social care workers

Benefits of the service

Convenient

Get a flu jab without having to visit your GP

Accessible

We are open seven days a week, including evenings

Flexible

Book your appointment at a time and place that works for you

FAQs about vaccination

Why should I get the flu jab every year?

The best way to help protect yourself and others from catching and spreading flu is to have the flu jab every year. Flu strains can change from year to year, which means last year’s jab may not protect you from this year’s strains. Over time, protection from the flu jab gradually decreases, so this is another reason to keep up to date and get your flu jab every year.

How effective is the flu vaccine?

No vaccine is 100 percent effective but being vaccinated helps protect you against the strains of flu virus contained in the vaccination. This includes swine flu. After your jab, it usually takes around 14-21 days to be protected against flu.

Learn more about the vaccination

At your appointment, one of our nurses or pharmacist will inject the vaccine into your upper arm. As with all medicines, there may be some side effects. The most common side effects include:

  • Redness, soreness or bruising at the injection site
  • A high temperature, sweating, shivering or feeling unwell
  • Headaches, fatigue or dizziness
  • Muscle and joint pain

If you experience any of these, do not worry, they are usually mild and should disappear on their own in a day or two. Do not forget, if you are not eligible for the free NHS flu jab, our private winter Flu Jab Service** is available for customers aged 16 and over at our clinic. It is a simple and convenient way to help protect against flu.