LloydsPharmacy offers flu vaccinations to businesses in the UK

LloydsPharmacy – part of leading healthcare provider Celesio UK – is offering businesses across the UK the opportunity to provide flu vaccinations to their employees.

Employers are able to pre-order the preferred number of vaccines, which are redeemed by employees with either a pre-paid voucher at any of the vaccinating LloydsPharmacy branches across the UK or at a flu clinic run within the employer’s premises, between 1st October and 31st December. All vaccinations are carried out by fully trained pharmacists from LloydsPharmacy.

Nitin Makadia, Condition Category Manager at LloydsPharmacy, said: “Many people don’t realise how debilitating the flu virus can be. It can make even the healthiest individuals at every age feel very ill for weeks, and at risk groups such as those with asthma are particularly vulnerable. It is also highly contagious, and can easily spread across an entire workforce in a matter of days.

“Thousands of pounds are also lost each year by businesses affected by sickness leave from flu. The most important asset to any business is its people and preventing an outbreak by vaccination is a cost-effective way to safeguard the health of the workforce and also reduce the risk of impact upon working life. We find that this is incredibly important for the public sector, self-employed or management in small businesses that can be hit hard by staff shortages. Our flu voucher and clinic packages for businesses are hugely popular and last year hundreds of organisations used our services to provide 17,000 vaccinations, many of which were for employees at councils and schools.”

Nitin Makadia continued: “The LloydsPharmacy flu vaccination service is just one in a range of health services available for customers and businesses. Our expert pharmacists are also able to provide advice on managing flu symptoms, as well as providing a range of other services throughout the entire year such as blood pressure and diabetes checks. By visiting a local community LloydsPharmacy instead of their GP, people benefit from a quick and expert experience whilst also helping to ease pressure on the NHS.”

The LloydsPharmacy flu vaccination service is also available to the public at participating branches across the UK until the end of February 2015. Last year, LloydsPharmacy provided 48,000 vaccinations. To find out whether a local LloydsPharmacy provides the flu vaccination service, visit the store locator from the beginning of October here.

Flu vouchers for businesses are available from £7 per vaccination. For more information about how to sign up for the flu vaccination service for businesses, contact Nitin Makadia on 024 7643 2698.

All 21,000 colleagues at Celesio UK are provided with the opportunity to have a flu vaccination with LloydsPharmacy.

UK, 30 September 2014