Flu vaccines are available every year to protect those at risk from complications. If you are eligible (see below) you can book a free NHS flu vaccine. We can do two people from the same household per time slot. Please ensure you are wearing a mask and that your arm is easily accessible for a vaccination. If you are not eligible for an NHS flu vaccine you can book a private vaccine for £15.
We accept walk-in vaccine appointments between 10 am-1 pm and 2 pm-5 pm. Depending on how busy we are you may have to wait a short time.
Why should you have the flu jab?
It is important to get vaccinated every year as your immunity will gradually decrease and new strains of flu appear which you may not be protected against. This means last years vaccine may not protect you from this year's flu strains.
Due to the lockdowns last winter, natural immunity will be low. This may lead to an increase in the number of cases this year, making it more important to get a flu jab than usual if you are at risk.
Who is eligible for a free NHS flu vacine?
You will be eligible for a free NHS flu vaccine if you are:
Aged 50 and over
Aged between 18 and 50 with one or more serious medical conditions outlined here
A carer, social care worker or hospice worker
A household contact of someone on the NHS Shielded Patients List
A household contact of an immunocompromised individual
For a full list of eligible groups click here.
Book your flu vaccine:
Sabel Pharmacy - Chiswick
446 Chiswick High Road,
Chiswick, London, W4 5TT
Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 2.30pm
Private Flu Vaccine - Chiswick
If you are not eligible for an NHS flu vaccine, you can book a private vaccine at Sabel Pharmacy in Chiswick here.
Sabel Chemist - Hendon
116 Brent Street,
Hendon, London, NW4 2DT
Mon - Fri: 9.30am - 6.30pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Sunday: 10am - 2pm
Private Flu Vaccine -
If you are not eligible for an NHS flu vaccine, you can book a private vaccine at Sabel Chemist in Hendon here.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will the flu vaccine protect me?
The flu vaccine will provide protection for you for the upcoming flu season. People eligible for flu vaccination should have the vaccine each year.
If I had the flu vaccine last year, do I need it again now?
Yes. The viruses that cause flu can change every year, which means the flu (and the vaccine) this winter may be different from last winter.
Can the flu vaccine give me the flu?
No. The vaccine does not contain any live viruses, so it cannot cause flu. You may get a slight temperature and aching muscles for a couple of days afterwards, and your arm may feel a bit sore where you had the injection. Other reactions are rare, and flu vaccines have a good safety record.
If I am not eligible for a free flu jab, can I still get one?
Adults who are not eligible for a flu vaccine on the NHS can pay for a flu vaccine privately.
Does this protect me from COVID-19?
No, this is not a vaccine for COVID-19, it will only protect you from harmful strains of the flu.
Do I need to book?
We do accept walk-in appointments, however, you can also book to guarantee a time slot. We allow walk-in appointments between 10 am-1 pm and 2 pm-5 pm. You may have to wait a few minutes.
How effective is it?
As with any other vaccine, the flu jab isn't 100% effective but it can protect you from common strains of the flu, as well as preventing serious illness and helps protect others, particularly vulnerable people who may not be able to get the vaccine.
How quickly does it take to work?
It will usually take between two and three weeks for you to be protected after having the vaccine.