And just like that, the topic of flu and winter sniffles has come back around again! If you, like many others, want to keep on top of your health and wellness this winter, check out our Superdrug Health Services and essential ‘sick day’ items available in-store and online.
Book Your Flu Vaccination
Help keep yourself and others around you protected this winter with the Superdrug Flu Vaccination Service. The Flu Vaccination, which protects you against four of the most common strains of flu and should be readministered every year, is available any time during flu season (that’s September to March, for those not in the know!) It is recommended that you have your flu vaccination as soon as you can in the season to be protected for as long as possible.
Free NHS Flu Service*
At many of our Superdrug Pharmacies, we offer a Free Flu Vaccination Service through our amazing NHS to those in certain risk groups. You may be eligible for a Free Flu Vaccination if you:
- Are over 50
- Have heart or lung problems, including asthma
- Have diabetes, chronic kidney or liver conditions
- Have been diagnosed with long term neurological conditions, including having had a stroke
- Have a BMI of over 40
- Are immunosuppressed or look after someone who has immunosuppression
This isn’t a definitive list, so please speak to your pharmacist or GP for the full list of those eligible for the Free NHS Flu Vaccination. If you are not eligible, you can of course still use the service at one of our pharmacies. Pop in to speak to one of our in-store teams about prices or visit our Private Flu Vaccination page to book an appointment.
*This may be subject to change alongside updates to NHS guidelines.
Read up on everything you need to know about the flu and getting vaccinated here: The Flu Jab Service at Superdrug.
Get Set for Winter with Healthcare Essentials
When a cold strikes, we can go from feeling on top of the world to wanting to dive under the duvet for days in an instant! Don’t let the sniffles sneak up on you and ruin your plans by making sure you have your ‘sick day’ essentials. Never get caught short without a decongestant nasal spray, tissues and cold and flu remedies to relieve headaches, aches and pains, a blocked nose and fever.
Remember, if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or on any medication to speak to your pharmacist to make sure you have the right products and to always read the label.
Boost Your Immune System
Before sickness strikes and you can’t control your runny nose or shift your headache, get ahead by looking after your immune system all year round. This means eating plenty of immune-boosting foods such as citrus fruits, broccoli and spinach, as well as taking relevant supplements. Vitamins such as C and D can play roles in the function of your immune system, while the mineral zinc is often added to supplements to help keep your immune system strong.