135 High Street, Stevenage, Herts SG1 3HT Emperors Gate, Stevenage, Herts SG2 7QX

Current time is 18:05 - We're open


Telephone: King George - 01438 361111 Manor House - 01438 742639

Out of Hours: 111

50-64s – Influenza Vaccination Information

If you have not had a flu vaccination before, please read the following information. (This information also applies to those aged 18-64 in an at risk group).

  • Are you allergic to eggs?? The vaccine is based on an egg protein – Egg free vaccines are not available until the end of November.
  • The Flu vaccine does not guarantee that you will not get Flu – but it should limit the effects if you do contract seasonal Influenza.
  • The protective effects last approximately 9 months to 1 year.  The vaccine needs to be given each year as the virus strains prevalent vary from year to year.
  • The vaccine is inactivated which means the virus within it is ‘killed’ therefore it is not possible to get Flu from the vaccine.
  • You may experience ‘Flu like’ symptoms afterwards as you would after any vaccination – this is your body’s response to building up your antibodies.
  • Your antibodies take 7-10 days to build up and be effective. If you do get the Flu during this time it means that you are already harbouring the virus before receiving the vaccine.
  • Any side effects usually subside 24-48 hours after the vaccination – they usually include soreness and swelling at the vaccination site, general malaise and mild ‘Flu like’ symptoms. These can be treated with a cold compress or Paracetamol if required.

For more information visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

Opening Times - King George & Manor House

  • Monday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 12:30
    13:30 until 18:30
    We are closed for staff training 12.30-1.30pm
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Friday
    08:00 until 18:30
  • Saturday
  • Sunday