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Seasonal Covid & Flu Vaccination

FREE NHS Covid and Flu vaccinations available at Oxenhope Pharmacy

Can you get COVID and the flu at the same time?

Yes, it can happen Oxenhope Pharmacy can provide these service  There’s plenty of evidence of people testing positive for, say, COVID and the flu or flu and RSV simultaneously.

Flu (influenza) is a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes. It can be very unpleasant, but you’ll usually begin to feel better within about a week.

You can catch flu all year round, but it’s especially common in winter, which is why it’s also known as seasonal flu.

Some of the main symptoms of flu include:

  • A high temperature (fever) of 38C.
  • Tiredness, weakness and headache.
  • General aches and pains.
  • A dry, chesty cough.

Cold-like symptoms, such as a blocked or runny nose, sneezing, and a sore throat, can also be caused by flu, but they tend to be less severe than the other symptoms you have.

Covid means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours. a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. shortness of breath. feeling tired or exhausted.

COVID-19 symptoms can include:

  • A high temperature or shivering (chills) – a high temperature means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Feeling tired or exhausted.
  • An aching body.
  • A blocked or runny nose
  • Feeling sick or being sick
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

The symptoms are very similar to symptoms of other illnesses, such as colds and flu.

Most people feel better within a few days or weeks of their first COVID-19 symptoms and make a full recovery within 12 weeks. For some people, it can be a more serious illness and their symptoms can last longer.

Oxenhope Pharmacy should prepare to deliver COVID-19 vaccinations to:

  • frontline HCWs
  • eligible in-patients who will be discharged into care homes, who are homeless or housebound, or who have had an extended length of stay and may have missed the opportunity to be vaccinated in the community.
  • people who are under the care of maternity services
  • patients and their household contacts who may benefit from receiving a vaccination during a routine appointment. This is particularly important for patients who are immunosuppressed, but we would ask all clinicians to consider reminding people about their eligibility for vaccination and signposting them as part of the routine clinical discussion with patients in outpatient and other settings.

Flu vaccinations

This year, healthy 50-64 year olds are eligible for a flu vaccine.  Some trusts are commissioned to vaccinate this group in addition to their role in vaccinating frontline staff.

Trusts should ensure that they have sufficient vaccine supply to cover priority cohorts (namely frontline HCWs, pregnant women, and those clinically at risk) before starting to  vaccinate healthy 50-64 year olds.

Nationally, across all delivery models this group can start after the 15th October to align with flu supply and will ensure the most vulnerable are vaccinated first.

We also offer Private Flu Vaccinations.

These are seasonal. Please contact the pharmacy for further information and eligibility.

For more contact us:

Oxenhope Pharmacy, 36 Station Road,Oxenhope, Keighley, BD229JJ

01535 649 308

oxenhopepharmacy@hotmail.co.uk

Guidelines will change in accordance to NHS guidance. Please contact us for us to date guidance
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