It is that time of the year where everyone around us appears to be falling ill and the threat of flu is very much in the air.
Certain people can pick up a flu jab for free on the NHS, but if you are not one of them then you may well want to hand over some cash to avoid the horrible fate.
You can get a free flu jab if you are:
- 65 or older
- Suffering from a health condition such as severe asthma or diabetes (your doctor will confirm if you are eligible)
- A carer for someone whose welfare is at risk if you are ill
If you don’t fall under those categories, you have to pay.
Fortunately there are plenty of places where you can get yourself a flu jab as a number of high street pharmacies provide them at a small cost.
Asda is providing the cheapest option with the jab setting you back just £5.
They have 255 stores across the UK which provide a pharmacy service and you can find your nearest one here (click the cross sign to filter pharmacies).
Tesco are the next best value as they will offer a flu jab for £9 until March 31, 2018 – find your local Tesco pharmacy here.
You can get your inoculation at Superdrug for £9.99 at the stores which have a pharmacy.
Lloyds Pharmacy have priced their flu jab at £10 and you will need to book an appointment online here.
The priciest jab comes at Boots where you will have to fork out £12.99 to be injected – you can book online here.
These are the national outlets that are offering flu jabs, but local pharmacies could potentially be cheaper.