MALARIA PREVENTION SERVICE
If you need to just purchase anti malarial without vaccinations then just follow the steps below:
1. Call us on 0208 9771966 to book an appointment with a pharmacist.
2. The pharmacist will take some details about you and your trip to create a travel plan.
3. We will dispense the antimalarials chosen for your trip and also offer help and advice to help prevent being bitten whilst abroad.
NHS STOP SMOKING SERVICE
Our qualified stop smoking advisors can help you put together a quit program to help you stop smoking. This includes advice on which nicotine replacement products and how to use them, regular reviews of progress, and advice and support.
You may be exempt from paying for nicotine replacement products or it will cost you a NHS prescription charge.
Troubled due to smoking? Don’t know how to kick the habit? Well, Herbert & Shrive Pharmacy is here as a one stop shop for quitting the habit. We are adept at handling and understanding the best ways and methods that will aid you in quitting smoking.
The Government has set some broad NHS stop smoking service initiatives. These services can be found across the NHS in the UK and they provide support and counselling to smokers who intend to give up this dangerous habit.
Taking the advice and help from our expert and friendly team will make you comfortable and help you to be free of your addiction. One appointment with our team will help them in tailoring a plan that suits you perfectly and ultimately leading to a smoke free life. You just need to have a chat with our experienced advisor so you can decide the exact kind of assistance that you will need. The team will conduct timely reviews about the progress of your treatment.
Herbert & Shrive Pharmacy has the expertise and experience in aspects related to NHS stop smoking service, along with other health concern issues. This gives us the edge over the competition, and one visit to us will ensure that you are smoke free after the passing of time.
You may also be entitled to NHS funded supplies of nicotine replacement products.
So don’t wait anymore, visit or call us at 0208 9771966 to make an appointment today!
WALK IN FLU VACCINATION CLINIC
We provide both NHS and private flu vaccinations.
Flu vaccine here today
Meningitis vaccination (ACWY Visa requirement)
Patient Information Leaflet
Your pharmacist can give you or your child over 13 years old a flu vaccine. This will help protect against infection of flu for a year. The service is for all groups of people, not just older people or people with medical problems. This is a private service, not funded through the NHS. There is a fee payable for flu vaccination from your pharmacy.
Flu infections usually happen between October and March. Symptoms include: sudden fever, muscle aches and pains, sweating, feeling exhausted and needing to lie down, dry, chesty cough, and sneezing. It is more than just a nasty cold.
Vaccination is given from September to March. A vaccine in the autumn will provide protection through the winter and spring. It takes about 14 days for the vaccine to take effect. Flu vaccine gives 60 to 70% protection. Some people still get flu after vaccination, although it is usually milder.
Common side effects
Most people have few or no side-effects from vaccination. Common side effects include:
- Redness, swelling, pain, bruising, itchiness and hardness at the injection site
- Slight temperature, headache, muscle & joint pain
Paracetamol usually helps. If side-effects continue for more than 2 days, tell your doctor.
Some people may be allergic to vaccines and have an immediate or long term reaction, and very rarely, serious reactions. If you have a serious rapid allergic reaction to vaccination, your Pharmacist may need to give you an adrenaline injection. This is very unlikely.
You need to complete a form before vaccination. This is to check flu vaccine is suitable for you. You should include any allergies or previous reactions to vaccines on the form.
Sometimes your Pharmacist will not be able to provide the flu vaccine. If this happens, you may be advised to see your doctor or surgery nurse.
Free vaccination on the NHS
Some people at 'high risk' from the flu are vulnerable to complications from infection. They qualify for free vaccination on the NHS.
This includes people 65 years and over, people with heart or lung conditions, including some people with asthma, people with some serious kidney and liver disease, diabetics and some people caring for or working with vulnerable people, and others.
If you are not sure if you can have vaccination through the NHS, ask your doctor or surgery nurse.
Protect yourself and others against flu by:
- coughing or sneezing into a tissue
- throwing a used tissue away as soon as possible
- washing your hands as soon as possible
- having a flu jab every year particularly if you’re in an at-risk group