With winter flu season now coming up, many residents in Ealing can take advantage of a free flu jab. But, unlike last year there are many people including those aged 50 to 64 who are not being offered a free flu jab by the government and will instead have to make their own arrangements.
Across Ealing, prices vary for a flu jab for those who will need to pay. But before you go and pay, the government has said the following groups are entitled to a free jab:
- those aged 65 years and over
- those aged 6 months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups
- pregnant women
- all children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2023
- primary school aged children (from Reception to Year 6)
- those in long-stay residential care homes
- carers in receipt of carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person
- close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
- frontline workers in a social care setting without an employer led occupational health scheme including those working for a registered residential care or nursing home, registered domiciliary care providers, voluntary managed hospice providers and those that are employed by those who receive direct payments (personal budgets) or Personal Health budgets, such as Personal Assistants
If you don’t meet the criteria for those groups, EALING.NEWS has put together a guide on how much it costs to have a flu jab and where you can get one in Ealing
At only £12, Asda’s flu jab is one of the cheapest places to get yourself protected.
The in-store pharmacies will charge £13 for a jab.
If you are a Superdrug Health and Beauty Card member it will cost just £8.79 making it the cheapest option around for those who have to pay. If you are not a member, then it is still competitive at £16.99.
Not the cheapest of the chemist chains, but still remains competitive at £17.99
The chemist giant is the most expensive at £19.95 for a flu jab.