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Asda to hold walk-in flu jab clinics

The clinics will offer free jabs to those who are eligible on the NHS from Thursday 21 October to Saturday 23

Asda has announced the launch of dedicated walk-in flu jab clinics in Asda Pharmacies, taking place from Thursday 21 to Saturday 23 October.

The clinics will offer free jabs to those who are eligible on the NHS, which includes all over 50s, people who work in frontline or social care, are pregnant or have certain health conditions.

Launched in 100 in-store Asda Pharmacies nationwide, the drop-in clinics will take place on Thursday 21 October 9am–7pm, Friday 22 9am–5pm and Saturday 23 9am–5pm. Private jabs will also be available for just £8 to those who aren’t eligible for a free NHS immunisation.

Appointments are on a walk-in basis with no appointment necessary. Asda’s flu vaccination programme supports this year’s Government drive to “vaccinate more people than ever”.

According to the Department for Health and Social Care, over 35 million people will be offered the flu jab during the upcoming winter season, including all secondary school students up to year 11 for the first time.

Faisal Tuddy, superintendent pharmacist at Asda Pharmacy, said: “This year more than ever it’s so important we protect ourselves against flu, particularly those who are most vulnerable.

“We’re incredibly proud to offer our support to our customers across 100 of our in-store pharmacies over the coming days with our walk-in flu clinics. We know it can sometimes feel difficult to find time during busy schedules to attend vaccination appointments, so by hosting these walk-in sessions in stores we’re making it as simple as possible for people to get their flu vaccine.”

He added: “It’s important that we as providers work hard to help improve uptake of the flu vaccine this year. We’re rolling out these walk-in clinics nationwide to ensure as many people as possible have easy access to get their flu jab.

“In addition to this, Asda recently administered it’s 100,000th Covid vaccination and we continue to offer the Covid booster to anybody who is eligible at our 75 pharmacy locations in England to best protect the most vulnerable this winter.”

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