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    • Nile
    • By Nile 19th Sep 17, 4:06 PM
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    Flu jab £5 at Asda
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    • 19th Sep 17, 4:06 PM
    Flu jab £5 at Asda 19th Sep 17 at 4:06 PM
    It's that time of year folks. If you don't qualify for a free NHS flu jab, Asda is around the cheapest option at £5.
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    • Caddyman
    • By Caddyman 11th Oct 17, 4:41 PM
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    Just had mine done at my local Asda supermarket pharmacy. Quick, easy, and at 5 quid, half the price that others are charging, which makes one wonder just how much profit other outlets are making on this vaccine.
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 11th Oct 17, 4:45 PM
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    I've never had one.

    I bet there's more risk of me catching it by going to Asda ... all those great unwashed!
    • Nile
    • By Nile 12th Oct 17, 5:58 PM
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    I've never had one.

    I bet there's more risk of me catching it by going to Asda ... all those great unwashed!
    Originally posted by PasturesNew
    So...........am I great or do I stink? I bathe regularly and change my clothes on a regular basis............and I also shop in Asda.
    • Caddyman
    • By Caddyman 13th Oct 17, 4:39 PM
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    I've never had one.

    I bet there's more risk of me catching it by going to Asda ... all those great unwashed!
    Originally posted by PasturesNew
    Well you're clearly entitled to your view! but when it comes to saving a bit of cash, Boots, which is just a two minute walk away from my local Asda pharmacy, charges £12.99 and Superdrug which is just a few doors away from Boots, charges £9.99. Indeed the average charge from all of my local pharmcies offering the jab, seems to be around the 10 quid + mark. So basically, I'd have to have been a major dork to have paid double for the same jab, as unlike those that can afford to shop at other supermarkets, I'm not made of money I therefore apologise profusely for apparently being a member of the great unwashed

    Some probably think I'm a dork for having the jab anyway, but I've been having the flu jab for the last 5 years (the last two at Asda) and I haven't suffered a bout of flu, so in my twisted little mind, I feel somewhat smug with myself for having the jab.
    • Glad
    • By Glad 13th Oct 17, 10:58 PM
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    Thanks Nile you definitely are great

    don't forget to check if you qualify for a free flu jab

    Do you qualify for a free flu jab?


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    • Caddyman
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    Thanks Nile you definitely are great

    don't forget to check if you qualify for a free flu jab

    Do you qualify for a free flu jab?


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    Originally posted by Glad
    In England certainly, the vast majority of people do have to pay privately for a flu jab. Only the over 65's, asthmatics, school children and the pregnant get it for free and possibly some vulnerable groups in very low income brackets.

    I find it quite amusing that with so many pharmacists etc ask me if I pay for my prescriptions and jabs. The reality is, probably most adults in England do have to pay.
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    • By Bath cube 14th Oct 17, 7:29 PM
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    Unwashed
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    And who are you pastures new? Lord snooty?
    • Bath cube
    • By Bath cube 14th Oct 17, 7:30 PM
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    Superdrug can do it for £5 if you are a beauty card holder. For other customers it's £10 which seems to be standard.
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    • By Bath cube 14th Oct 17, 7:32 PM
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    I have narcolepsy but I was told by my surgery that I don't meet the criteria for a free jab.
    • robin58
    • By robin58 14th Oct 17, 7:40 PM
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    In England certainly, the vast majority of people do have to pay privately for a flu jab. Only the over 65's, asthmatics, school children and the pregnant get it for free and possibly some vulnerable groups in very low income brackets.

    I find it quite amusing that with so many pharmacists etc ask me if I pay for my prescriptions and jabs. The reality is, probably most adults in England do have to pay.
    Originally posted by Caddyman
    Not totally true. If you are in vulnerable bracket due to an illness, you can also get it.

    Evidently you didn't read the link in the post you commented on. A lot more people than the few categories you quoted can get a free flu jab.

    I'm in my 50's and have had it free for the last 4 years because of a condition. I'm not on any benefits. And I pay for my other prescriptions.

    Please do your research before you spout your misinformed information.
    Last edited by robin58; 14-10-2017 at 7:50 PM.
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    • emmzickle
    • By emmzickle 14th Oct 17, 7:48 PM
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    In England certainly, the vast majority of people do have to pay privately for a flu jab. Only the over 65's, asthmatics, school children and the pregnant get it for free and possibly some vulnerable groups in very low income brackets.
    Originally posted by Caddyman
    Did you read the link? Far more people than those you listed can get it for free e.g. carers, frontline NHS staff and people with lots of conditions other than asthma (regardless of whether they are in a very low income bracket) ...
    • Caddyman
    • By Caddyman 14th Oct 17, 7:53 PM
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    Did you read the link? Far more people than those you listed can get it for free e.g. carers, frontline NHS staff and people with lots of conditions other than asthma (regardless of whether they are in a very low income bracket) ...
    Originally posted by emmzickle
    Yes I did read the link, indeed my own wife gets the flu jab free because she works in Local Government in a job that entitles her to have the jab. I didn't obviously make myself entirely clear, aside from those public sector workers and other 'group's that are clearly entitled to the jab for free, that still leaves the majority of us who do have to pay. How pedantic do you want to be?
    • Caddyman
    • By Caddyman 14th Oct 17, 8:01 PM
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    Not totally true. If you are in vulnerable bracket due to an illness, you can also get it.

    Evidently you didn't read the link in the post you commented on. A lot more people than the few categories you quoted can get a free flu jab.

    I'm in my 50's and have had it free for the last 4 years because of a condition. I'm not on any benefits. And I pay for my other prescriptions.

    Please do your research before you spout your misinformed information.
    Originally posted by robin58
    Thank you for putting me back in my box and publicly humiliating me for my lack of research. I feel completely and utterly spanked!

    I'm surprised that my 'unresearched' babble was found more offensive than the assertion by another forum post that those who shop at Asda are apparently the great unwashed!

    Peace and goodwill to all!
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 14th Oct 17, 8:05 PM
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    Thank you for putting me back in my box and publicly humiliating me for my lack of research. I feel completely and utterly spanked!

    I'm surprised that my 'unresearched' babble was found more offensive than the assertion by another forum post that those who shop at Asda are apparently the great unwashed!

    Peace and goodwill to all!
    Originally posted by Caddyman
    That's the way forums go.... you never know how things will be taken. Such as my post, which (to me) was clearly tongue in cheek.

    I'd love to shop at Asda... it's my "shop of choice" ... except it's the furthest (16 miles round trip), so I go to L1dl/4ldi
    • emmzickle
    • By emmzickle 14th Oct 17, 9:09 PM
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    Yes I did read the link, indeed my own wife gets the flu jab free because she works in Local Government in a job that entitles her to have the jab. I didn't obviously make myself entirely clear, aside from those public sector workers and other 'group's that are clearly entitled to the jab for free, that still leaves the majority of us who do have to pay. How pedantic do you want to be?
    Originally posted by Caddyman
    Well it depends how pedantic we want to be about the definition of vast majority you used in your first post I would pedantically disagree that the vast majority have to pay.

    My point was more a lot of people (for example carers - those that look after family members rather than those employed to do so) don't know they entitled to a free vaccine and so don't get. A lot of people also don't know about the long list of medical conditions that mean you can get the vaccine for free and tend to just think of lung related conditions. More people vaccinated the better
    • ska lover
    • By ska lover 18th Oct 17, 3:39 PM
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    Not totally true. If you are in vulnerable bracket due to an illness, you can also get it.

    Evidently you didn't read the link in the post you commented on. A lot more people than the few categories you quoted can get a free flu jab.

    I'm in my 50's and have had it free for the last 4 years because of a condition. I'm not on any benefits. And I pay for my other prescriptions.

    Please do your research before you spout your misinformed information.
    Originally posted by robin58
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    Last edited by ska lover; 18-10-2017 at 4:05 PM.
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    • ska lover
    • By ska lover 18th Oct 17, 3:42 PM
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    That's the way forums go.... you never know how things will be taken. Such as my post, which (to me) was clearly tongue in cheek.

    I'd love to shop at Asda... it's my "shop of choice" ... except it's the furthest (16 miles round trip), so I go to L1dl/4ldi
    Originally posted by PasturesNew

    It was pretty obvious your post was tongue in cheek - it made me snigger - and I shop at Asda too


    You will never avoid the people who spend great amounts of time browsing these boards in order to be ''offended'' and snark at people, whilst continually failing to add anything of value to any debate


    Keep cracking the jokes
    Blah blah blah.
    • Litchielou
    • By Litchielou 19th Oct 17, 2:45 PM
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    I have just been to Asda for my flu vaccine and paid £5 which is good value. What I can't understand is why the same vaccine is £12 in boots and at another chemist it's £9.
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