Pharmacy minister Jo Churchill received her flu jab earlier today at a branch of Greenlight Pharmacy, a London-based group of independent employee-owned pharmacies.
Earlier this week, National Pharmacy Association member Mike Patel of Pearl Chemists gave flu vaccinations to health ministers and a number of officials at the Department of Health and Social Care HQ in London.
Ms Churchill commented: “I can’t stress enough how important it is that people in eligible groups get their flu jabs. Pharmacies play a crucial role in the NHS flu vaccination service and I got my flu jab done in a pharmacy today.
“Thanks to the NPA for making arrangements for DHSC staff to be vaccinated, and highlighting how important it is for people to get protected.”
NPA chief executive, Mark Lyonette, said: “We were delighted to arrange for NPA members to vaccinate ministers and Department of Health & Social Care officials against flu. Events like this help spread the message that people can get themselves protected against flu in a variety of settings, including conveniently at their local pharmacy.
“It’s also a further reminder to senior politicians that pharmacies are vital public health facilities, which need support to keep on delivering great patient care and address population needs.”