Vaccination services
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Flu vaccinations
At Frodsham Pharmacy we ensure patients can get their vaccine safely and as easy as possible at a time that suits.

All appointments will be carried out by Christian, our pharmacist, who will be wearing PPE and adhering to strictest NHS and COVID guidelines.

During winter its more important than ever to protect yourself from the flu due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Flu is a highly infectious disease. For most healthy people having the flu means dealing with a heavy cold and may require a few days in bed to recover fully. For those people with an underlying condition there is risk that it may lead to severe illness and serious complications developing.
Having the flu vaccination, significantly reduces your risk of getting flu and ensuring your immune system is as strong as it can be. This also ensures reduces working load and pressure on the NHS.


  1. Book your appointment online, by email or by phone.
  2. Come to our Clinic and Consultation room for your appointment. Our pharmacist will ask you a few questions to ensure the jab is suitable for you. They’ll also be able to answer any questions you have. If it’s suitable, our pharmacists will give you the vaccine.
  3. We will ensure expert after care for you and your family. After your vaccination you’ll be asked to wait 10 minutes before leaving. We’ll also let your GP know you’ve had your vaccination so they can update your health records.
You should have the flu vaccine if you:
  • are 65 years old or over
  • are 50 years old or over on the 1st December 2020
  • are pregnant
  • have certain medical conditions
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or another long-stay care facility
  • are a carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
  • live with someone who’s at high risk of coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list) or you expect to be with them on most days over winter
If you are not eligible for a free flu vaccination, the cost will be £14.
Pneumonia vaccination service
Pneumonia is an infection which can cause serious illness or even death. This vaccination helps protect against it. This vaccination helps protect against pneumococcal pneumonia.

Around 0.5 to 1% adults catch pneumonia each year. 

Pneumonia is spread through coughing and sneezing, as well as touching a surface which has been touched by an infected person, and then touching your nose or mouth.

Getting the vaccine protects both you and those around you.

Though anyone can be affected by pneumonia, the risk increases as you get older, especially if you have a medical condition like heart disease or diabetes.

Pneumonia is an infection which can cause serious illness or even death.

Around 0.5 to 1% adults catch pneumonia each year, typically in the autumn or winter. It is most commonly caused by bacteria, Streptococcus pneumoniae, also known as pneumococcus. The bacteria irritate the lungs, causing them to become inflamed and swell up with fluid.

Pneumonia is spread through coughing and sneezing, as well as touching a surface which has been touched by an infected person, and then touching your nose or mouth. Infections can spread in environments such as care homes, where many people have weakened immune systems. Getting the vaccine protects both you and those around you.

Though anyone can be affected by pneumonia, the risk increases as you get older, especially if you have a medical condition like heart disease or diabetes.

A pneumococcal infection may also lead to septicaemia (blood poisoning), meningitis, and in some instances, brain damage.
Pneumonia can affect anyone. However, certain factors can increase your risk of catching the infection. Older adults are at higher risk of catching the illness, as are those with underlying health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, or respiratory diseases like asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder). If you smoke, this not only increases your risk of catching pneumonia, but it can also make the illness more serious. People with a weakened immune system are also at a higher risk of catching the infection.
The symptoms of pneumonia can develop as quickly as over 24 hours, or may come on over several days. Recovery can take up to three months.

Symptoms include:

  • A cough which may be dry or chesty
  • Thick yellow, green, brown or blood-stained phlegm
  • Chest pain and difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Sweating and shivering
  • Fast heartbeat

If you’re under 65 years old, you will have the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) which costs £70.

If you’re 65 years or older, you can usually receive a pneumonia vaccine from your GP. We are currently not offering the Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) at our clinic due to a temporary stock shortage however, the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine PCV is available for all group ages which cost £70.
  • The service may be suitable for you if you:

    Are a child of at least 2 years old, or an adolescent or adult

    Haven’t had an allergic reaction to a vaccine before

    Don’t have a medical condition that affects your immune system

  • Don’t have a fever on the day of your appointment
The pneumonia vaccine, sometimes called the pneumococcal vaccine, works by triggering a response from your immune system. This helps your body build immunity to the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae, which causes pneumonia.
 
01928 620 112 / 07483 951 473
info@frodshampharmacy.co.uk
59-61 Kingsley Road, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 6SJ
 
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