Flu vaccinations are here – get yours now!!!

    Help protect yourself and others this flu season – get vaccinated now!

    We are pleased to announce that we have now launched our flu vaccination campaign for 2020 and are offering jabs at our Farnham Road and Chichester branches.

    To book an appointment, call us on 0191 455 4551 and select your preferred branch. Alternatively, you can book via the Patient Access app. 

    We will be running special clinics on the following Saturday afternoons which can only be booked by calling the branch:

    • 19th September at Darling’s Farnham Road
    • 26th September at Darling’s Chichester
    • 3rd October at Darling’s Farnham Road
    • 10th October at Darling’s Chichester

    All clinics will run between 1330hrs and 1600hrs

    Before your appointment, please complete an online form available here for Chichester appointments and here for Farnham Road appointments. If you are unable to access these links, please call the branch and will will happily go through it with you. 

    Private Flu Jabs

    For those not eligible for free NHS flu jabs, private vaccinations will be available from Monday 5th October at a price of £10 each. Please use the links above to book. 

    Please remember face coverings MUST BE WORN for your appointment.

    FAQs:

    • When to get vaccinated: You can be vaccinated at any time during the flu season (September – March). The best time to get vaccinated is September – early November.
    • Course: One dose
    • Boosters: The flu jab is developed to protect against current common strains of the flu every year. You can have a flu jab every year.
    • How it is given: The flu jab is given as an injection in the upper arm, and protects against the most common strains of the virus.
    • Side effects: The flu jab can cause side effects, such as mild flu-like symptoms, but it is an inactive vaccine so can not cause flu itself. The injection can cause redness, pain, and swelling at the injection site.
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    FREE NHS Flu Vaccine

    You’re eligible for a FREE NHS flu vaccine if: You’re over 65. You’ve had a stroke. You’re pregnant. You have lung disease or asthma. You’re diabetic. You have chronic heart disease. You have a chronic kidney condition. You have a chronic liver condition. 
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    Council Flu Jabs

    A safe, effective, annual influenza vaccination is available free of charge for groups who are at risk, including care/residential home; formal carers; health and social care workers and more.
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    Private Flu Jabs

    Adults who are not eligible for a flu vaccine on the NHS can pay for a flu vaccination privately. It’s provided on a private patient basis. Only £10 each

    Our Services 

    Flu jabs

    The Flu Vaccine Protects Those Who Are At Risk Of Flu And Its Complications. You Might Be Eligible For A Free Flu Vaccine. Preventing Flu.

    New Medication Service

    New Medicine Service (NMS) If you're prescribed a medicine to treat a long-term condition for the first time, you may be able to get extra help and advice about your medicine from your Darling's pharmacy.

    Emergency Contraception

    Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if the contraception you have used has failed – for example, a condom has split or you have missed a pill.

    Online Prescriptions

    You can now order your NHS repeat prescriptions online with Darling's. Ordering your NHS prescriptions online with Darling's takes the hassle out repeat prescriptions. 

    Medicines Use Review

    MUR is a planned face-to-face consultation between a pharmacist and a patient to discuss their medicines, both prescribed and non-prescribed.

    Stop Smoking Service

    Your Local Darling's Pharmacy can advise you of the products available to prevent your cravings and can signpost you to your nearest stop smoking service.

    Monitored Dosage Systems

    At Darling's Pharmacy we offer a Monitored Dosage System that can help patients who take a lot of different medications at different times of day.

    "Think Pharmacy 1st" Minor Ailments Service

    The "Think Pharmacy 1st" Minor Ailments Service aims to enable more patients to access NHS treatment and advice without requiring a GP or A&E.

    FREE Prescription Delivery Service

    We over a prescription delivery service free of charge accross South Tyneside. 

    We aim to deliver your prescription to you within 24 hours of us receiving it from your GP. We also off a late afternoon service for any urgent medications such as antibiotics. 

    For patients who receive a Monitored Dosage System, this will be delivered on the same day of the week each time. If you have multiple deliveries in a week, we will combine these into one but only if it is safe and appropriate to do so.

    If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0191 455 4551 or by emailing your nominated branch.

    Better Health Care is Our Mission

    Free prescription ordering and delivery service covering the whole of South Tyneside

    Darling’s Farnham

    433 Stanhope Road
    South Shields
    NE33 4QY

    0191 454 2161

    Farnham Road

    Darling’s Dean Road

    88 Dean Road
    South Shields
    NE33 4AR

    0191 454 3841

    Dean Road

    Darling’s Chichester

    1 Stanhope Pde
    South Shields
    NE33 4BB

    0191 455 4551

    Galen Pharmacy

    Gordon Street
    South Shields
    NE33 4JP

    0191 455 5099