Protect yourself from the flu by getting your annual influenza vaccination at Paddington Central Pharmacy.
A specially trained Pharmacist will administer the flu vaccination. No prescription is required and appointments take only a few minutes. All that is required is that you complete a consent form (In store), and go through the pre-vaccination checklist with the Pharmacist in Charge in which you will be asked about your existing health conditions and any previous adverse reactions you may have had. Please call beforehand to make sure we have sufficient staff required to undertake your vaccination.
Please be aware you will need to remain in store for a further 15 minutes observation period.
Our pharmacy provides an influenza vaccine that protects against 4 strains of influenza.
What is influenza?
Influenza (flu) is a potentially life threatening illness. It is a contagious disease of the respiratory tract caused by influenza viruses. Each year, influenza causes serious infection and death around the globe, usually in the winter months (seasonal influenza).
Influenza can lead to complications and for some people - the elderly, people with poor immune systems and people with pre-existing respiratory, cardiac and endocrine disease - influenza can be a significant disease and cause death. It can also cause the death of healthy adults and children.
*Some patients may be eligible for a free vaccine from your General Practitioner - please speak to your pharmacist or GP to see if you are eligible. Pharmacist Vaccinations available for patients ages 18 or over. Some people may not be eligible for the flu vaccine, or will be referred to their doctor. This service involves a fee.