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Get a flu jab

Each year the flu kills 11,000 people on average, and hospitalises thousands more. The flu vaccine is the best protection for you and those around you. You will receive the flu vaccine free of charge if you are:

  • Pregnant
  • A child aged  2-11 years
  • A member of a shielding household
  • 65+ years old
  • A frontline health or social care worker
  • Affected by a serious long-term health condition (LTHC)

Ask your GP practice or pharmacist. For more information visit the NHS website.

The following Sydenham chemists offer flu jabs:


NHS Advice

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.

The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are a high temperature and a new, continuous cough. Everyone must stay at home to help stop coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading. Wash your hands with soap and water often to reduce the risk of infection. You can usually treat mild coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms at home. If your symptoms are severe, you may need medical care until you recover.

Find out more on the NHS Website.

Government advice

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

Find out more on the UK Government Website.

Interesting Youtube animation explaining Coronavirus