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Asda offers customers flu-jabs for just £10

ASDA is set to offer customers the lowest price flu jabs available in the UK this winter. Priced at just £10 each, the jab will be half the price of rival retailers like Boots.

More than 150 of its in store pharmacies across England and Wales will be administering the cut price jab from early November.

ASDA was the first ever supermarket to offer flu jabs alongside its fruit and fish fingers in 2002. 30,000 customers took up the offer, demonstrating that people want to access health services when they are doing other chores like shopping, rather than having to make a special trip or take time off work.

In partnership with Doctorcall, the UK’s leading mobile medical service, ASDA are now taking bookings for the vaccinations which will see trained nurses in 152 stores on Saturday 8th November between 10am and 6pm. They’ll have thousands of Powderject’s Fluvirin flu jabs available for £10.00 – some £5.00 cheaper than obtaining the jab from Boots.

“We’re once again looking forward to repeating the vaccination session in November and offering great value at just £10” said ASDA’s Superintendent Pharmacist John Evans. “It’s clear that thousands of shoppers appreciated the convenience of picking up their flu jabs with their fish fingers and fruit.”

Dr Charles Levinson from Doctorcall said “Influenza vaccination is more important than ever this year. Vaccination provides excellent protection against influenza including for those who lie outside the at-risk groups who get free vaccination in the NHS”.

Customers can make an appointment in advance from Thursday 24th September at the in-store pharmacy. On the day of the vaccination customers will be asked to a private area to complete a pre-vaccination health questionnaire. If the questionnaire has been completed to the satisfaction of the nurse, the flu jab will be given immediately.

Posted in Press Centre on 24 September 2008