Winter Flu Jabs

- Family-friendly private flu vaccinations

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Flu Vaccinations Price per dose How to book
Flu Jab - Quadrivalent £36 Book online
Egg-Free Flu Jab - Quadrivalent £42 Book online
Children's Nasal Spray - Quadrivalent £42 Book online
2 doses - £80 if prepaid Call to Book
FluAd® Quadrivalent Flu Jab £42 - Limited Stock Book online
Premium Recombinant Flu Jab £49 - Limited Stock Book online
Flu Vaccine Type Suitable For Available From:
Flu Jab - Quadrivalent Suitable for 6 months - 64 years 3rd September
Egg-Free Flu Jab - Quadrivalent Suitable for 2 years - 64 years with an egg allergy 19th September
Children's Nasal Spray - Quadrivalent Suitable for 2 - 18 years 21st October
FluAd® Quadrivalent Flu Jab Suitable for 65 year+ 19th September
Premium Recombinant Flu Jab Suitable for 18 years+ (egg-free option) 21st October

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Private Influenza Vaccinations

Flu, or influenza, is a contagious respiratory infection, however, it is normally referred to as “just the flu”. Most people don’t think of flu as a serious illness but this is a dangerous misconception. Flu deaths vary each year but they tend to be significantly higher than people realise.

It is spread from the coughs or sneezes of someone who has the flu and anyone can catch it.

Flu can be highly unpredictable and sometimes leads to serious, life-threatening complications, such as pneumonia. The very young and old are those considered most vulnerable to flu-complications but even healthy people can get really sick from a severe case of flu.

When we talk about flu in the UK, we are referencing the Northern Hemisphere’s flu season which is common in the winter months, beginning late-September until as late as March the following year. However, there is the Southern Hemisphere flu season when they have their colder months and in tropical countries flu can occur all year round. 

The flu jab offers the best protection against flu.

Early vaccination is a vital part of maximum protection. The idea being that vaccination occurs prior to exposure from the flu, with enough time allowed following vaccination for immunity to build up.

This year our 22/23 flu season will start from 3rd September and it will run until early next year.

Flu cases are expected to be more significant this year as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. It is important to get the flu vaccination

With our extensive range of flu vaccinations, our winter flu jab service is available to those aged 6 months old onwards. We really are able to vaccinate the whole family.

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What types of flu jabs do you offer?

We offer a wide range of flu jabs.

Flu Jab (Quadrivalent); our standard offering. This is suitable for babies aged 6 months up until those aged 64 years.

Appointments from 3rd September: Book Online

Egg-Free Flu Jab (Quadrivalent); available for those with allergies and/ or lifestyle preferences.

Appointments from 19th September: Book Online

FluAd® Quadrivalent Flu Jab; this vaccine contains adjuvant which initiates a strong immune reaction and is the recommended flu vaccine for those aged 65 year +.

Appointments from 19rd September: Book Online

Children’s Nasal Flu Spray (Quadrivalent); our needle-free offering. This is a pain-free child-friendly flu vaccine. It is only suitable for children aged 2 year – young adults aged 18 years.

Appointments from 21st October: Book Online

Recombinant Premium Flu Jab; using recombinant technology, this vaccine is available for those with allergies and/ or lifestyle preferences and is recommended for those aged 65 year +.

Appointments from 21st October: Book Online

Should I get the flu jab every year?

Yes, the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is to get the flu jab each year.

This is especially important for those who may have health concerns that put them at higher risk of health complications. The strains of flu in circulation change each year and so the previous year’s vaccine may not contain the current year’s dominant strains, therefore offering much less, if any, protection against the flu you could catch. Immunity to flu is not long-lasting and so an annual flu jab is essential for maximum protection.

Our standard flu jab is the quadrivalent influenza vaccination, which is in line with NHS and World Health Organization advice. We also offer a variety of other flu vaccination options, offering one of the biggest selections in London including egg-free options, the children’s nasal flu spray, FluAd –  the adjuvanted flu vaccine for people 65 years and older and the premium flu vaccine – the recombinant flu jab.

When is the best time to get vaccinated?

Ideally you would want to be vaccinated prior to exposure to the flu virus.

Flu jabs take 14-21 days to reach maximum protection so the earlier you have your flu jab, the better protected you will be. Vaccinations become available at the end of September and we see a spike in interest during October and November.

A flu jab offers the best protection against the flu

Can you vaccinate children?

Yes. Vaccinating children is important as it not only protects them but it stops them from spreading the flu virus.

Children are often referred to in the media as “super spreaders” for the disease. The flu jab can be given to babies from 6-months old but some parents opt for the nasal flu spray which is a needle-free alternative. The nasal spray can be given to children of 2 – 18 years.

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Quadrivalent Flu Injection: Suitable from 6 months old
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Nasal Flu Spray: Suitable for 2 – 18 years
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I’m young and healthy, do I still need to get vaccinated?

Although vaccination protects the person who had the vaccine by building in antibodies, that is not their only purpose in society.

If the majority of a population is vaccinated, it offers protection to vulnerable people who either can’t get a flu vaccine or those in whom the flu vaccine is less effective. We should be thinking about how the flu jab helps the wider community we live in and to remember even healthy and young people can experience complications due to the flu.

I’m already wearing a mask and socially distancing. Why do I need a flu jab?

Mask-wearing have contributed to the decline in respiratory conditions they have not suddenly disappeared.

The immunity for the flu in the population will have decreased due to less exposure and so overlapping layers of protection are important for maximum protection this year. We highly recommended that everyone continue to get a flu jab as done in previous years to build up their immunity and protect themselves and their loved ones against the flu.

Book your flu jab online

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Flu Vaccinations Price per dose How to book
Flu Jab - Quadrivalent £36 Book online
Egg-Free Flu Jab - Quadrivalent £42 Book online
Children's Nasal Spray - Quadrivalent £42 Book online
2 doses - £80 if prepaid Call to Book
FluAd® Quadrivalent Flu Jab £42 - Limited Stock Book online
Premium Recombinant Flu Jab £49 - Limited Stock Book online
Flu Vaccine Type Suitable For Available From:
Flu Jab - Quadrivalent Suitable for 6 months - 64 years 3rd September
Egg-Free Flu Jab - Quadrivalent Suitable for 2 years - 64 years with an egg allergy 19th September
Children's Nasal Spray - Quadrivalent Suitable for 2 - 18 years 21st October
FluAd® Quadrivalent Flu Jab Suitable for 65 year+ 19th September
Premium Recombinant Flu Jab Suitable for 18 years+ (egg-free option) 21st October

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'Very skilled and caring medical professionals.'

The staff were efficient, very professional and patient oriented.
The nurse who performed my vaccination did so swiftly and skilfully, she was very positive, reassuring and very clear and concise about care advice for afterwards. Overall a very well run clinic with very skilled and caring medical professionals.

– Luke Thomas

FAQS

During the 2022/2023 flu season the following strains are included in the quadrivalent flu vaccinations are:

Egg-based vaccines

  • an A/Victoria/2570/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
  • an A/Darwin/9/2021 (H3N2)-like virus;
  • a B/Austria/1359417/2021 (B/Victoria lineage)-like virus; and
  • a B/Phuket/3073/2013 (B/Yamagata lineage)-like virus.

Cell culture- or recombinant-based vaccines

  • an A/Wisconsin/588/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
  • an A/Darwin/6/2021 (H3N2)-like virus;
  • a B/Austria/1359417/2021 (B/Victoria lineage)-like virus; and
  • a B/Phuket/3073/2013 (B/Yamagata lineage)-like virus.

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Flu jabs are very safe for pregnant women. If the mother has a flu vaccination in the second or third trimester, it confers protection to the newborn, making it not only safe and recommended for the month but also offers babies some protection against the virus. This is important because flu vaccinations are only suitable for babies from 6 months onwards.

Quadrivalent flu jabs including egg-free options are available now

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Yes, as you’ve never had the flu until you’ve had flu. Just because you have been fortunate to not have had the flu up until now doesn’t mean you will never get it. The vaccine won’t offer you 100% protection but if you do get sick, you’ll most likely have less severe symptoms. Not only that, but flu vaccinations offer protection to those you love, those you work with and those vulnerable in your wider community.

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Yes. At Fleet Street Clinic, we offer cell-based vaccines for those with severe egg or chicken protein allergies. It is a quadrivalent flu jab protecting against the same 4-strains as the standard quadrivalent flu jab.

You can book your cell based, egg-free flu jab online here.

Yes, although it tends to become available later in the season than the injectable flu jab. We start vaccinating against the flu from the end of September but usually get the nasal flu spray stock late October/ early November.

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If you’re currently feeling sick/ unwell, it is best to wait until you are feeling better before getting vaccinated. Babies under 6-months should be vaccinated but we encourage mothers to get vaccinated whilst still pregnant so that some immunity can be passed on to the newborn during this time. Those with complex health needs or allergies to any ingredients within the flu jab should first speak with one of our GPs to determine if they are suitable for the flu jab.

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The flu vaccine is not a live vaccine meaning you cannot get the flu from a flu jab. Most people have little to no side effects following vaccination. The most common side effect is a reaction at the injection site. This can be tenderness, redness and slight swelling. This usually clears up in a day or two and as the flu vaccine is generally given in a patient’s non-dominant arm, this doesn’t cause any issues. Other side effects may include, headache, muscle aches, low-grade fever and/ or nausea. Again these are short-lived, experienced for no longer than 1-2 days. Rest and paracetamol is usually advised. Serious side effects are extremely rare.

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We are conscientious that some of our patients or their close family members are deemed clinically vulnerable. Therefore, all our staff are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 for your protection and peace of mind.