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Fight the flu, protect the pocket

  • £7 flu jabs available at all Asda pharmacies – 40% cheaper than some competitors
  • Asda stocks up with 100,000 vaccines in readiness for winter
  • Flu jab available for 16 year olds at Asda for first time

This year Asda is helping the nation to combat the flu virus by offering their jabs for £7, the lowest price on the market. What’s more it has quadrupled its supply of vaccinations available to shoppers from 25,000 in 2010 to 100,000 for 2011.

From 1st October, customers can receive their injection from any of the supermarket’s 211 pharmacies. Pharmacy colleagues have been fully trained to give the jab, so there is less waiting around for a nurse to see you and the entire process is complete in a matter of minutes. For the convenience of its customers, many of Asda’s pharmacies are now open until 11pm offering the perfect solution for those with busy lives.

Commented John Evans, Superintendent Pharmacist at Asda: “This year we’re armed with an unbeatable price, large stocks and are ready to fight the flu. We want to ensure our shoppers don’t have to queue for hours on end to be vaccinated and so have made sure that more people than ever before – 350 trained pharmacists in total – can administer the jab. We realise that our customers are very busy people and now they can come to any one of our pharmacies at their own convenience to protect themselves from winter’s worst enemy.”

This year, Asda is broadening its offer and including pregnant women and the over-16s in those groups who are eligible to have their jab in-store. Formerly only offered to the over-18s, giving the jab to the younger teenagers will help protect even more vulnerable individuals from the dreaded flu.

Cost Comparison:

Name of Retailer Cost of Vaccine
Asda £7
Superdrug £7.95
Sainsbury’s £8
Tesco £10
Lloyds £10
Boots £12.99

The vaccination uses the latest strength as dictated by the World Health organisation, ensuring it covers the most prevalent strains of flu this year. The jab is available from the 1st October.

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Posted in Press Centre on 30 September 2011