Free NHS flu vaccinations available now for over 50s

Hemal Chudasama, manager of Kamsons Pharmacy in Bell Farm Road, Uckfield, where free NHS flu vaccinations are now available for the over 50s.

Free NHS flu vaccinations for all patients over the age of 50 are now available at Kamsons Pharmacy.

Hemal Chudasama, manager of the pharmacy in Bell Farm Road, said it was crucial for people to  have their free jabs sooner rather than later because of the similarity of symptoms between Covid-19 and flu.

Immunise

He added: “If we can immunise as many people as possible, not just those in high risk groups, there will be less of a flu spike, less confusion about symptoms, less of a need for whole households to have Coronavirus tests, and less pressure on public services.”

A free vaccination was initially offered to the over 65s, as well as patients with certain health conditions and those who live with a shielded person.

Now the main bulk of those patients have been vaccinated the age limit has been dropped to patients over the age of 50.

Kamsons is asking people to call ahead to make an appointment to be vaccinated. Its service is operated in a Covid-safe environment.

Socially distanced

There are socially distanced waiting bays, staff are masked, you will be required to wear a mask too, and people are asked not to touch any surfaces as they wait and are seen.

The door will be opened and closed for you, surfaces and chair are cleaned between visits and there is no paperwork to sign. Verbal consent is acceptable so that contact with pen and paper is avoided.

• Contact details for Kamsons Pharmacy, Meads, are available 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in the category for Pharmacies.

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