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 2023 and are offering jabs at all 3 of our branches.
No need to book appointments, just walk in to one of our branches to get your flu jab.
Private Flu Jabs
For those not eligible for free NHS flu jabs, private vaccinations are available at a price of £17 each.
- 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.
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.
Council Flu Jabs
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 £17 each
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.
All 3 of our branches are offering a UTI (urinary tract infection) service for females aged 16 - 65. Just pop into one of our branches and talk to our Pharmacists who will be able to issue antibiotics if suitable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.