Asda offers UKâ€™s lowest-price seasonal flu jab
- 7 vaccine set to undercut rival retailers
- Number of vaccines administered by Asda Pharmacy soars seven times in last two weeks
Asda, today (30th December) reported today that sales of their flu vaccination have increased by 700% over the last two weeks and as a result are dropping the price of their vaccine from £8 to £7 from tomorrow (31st December).
Last year, family doctors and nurses administered around 14 million seasonal influenza shots and in preparation for an upsurge in demand, Asda increased the number of in-store clinics to help cope with the high numbers of seasonal flu vaccinations this year.
By offering the vaccine for only £7, Asda is undercutting rival retailers such as Boots who charge £12.99, Tesco who charge £10 and Lloyds who are charging £7.59.
John Evans, Superintendent Pharmacist at Asda, comments: “Many people are extremely worried about getting sick and taking time off work at this time of year so they want to be prepared and safeguard themselves and their family from flu.”
“Seasonal flu infects between 5 and 20 per cent of the population each year and by offering the flu jab for just £7, it means many more people, who do not qualify for a free NHS jab, will be able to benefit this winter.”
The flu jab will be available across 100 stores where Asda has trained pharmacists to administer the jab, these are available in-store until the end of the January 2011.
Customers can make an appointment in-store by phoning or visiting their nearest in-store Asda pharmacy. Details of stores with pharmacies and phone numbers can be found at Asda’s store locator at www.asda.com