Pharmacists at Bays Health Pharmacy are able to administer the 2019 flu vaccine. The flu vaccine is free for everyone over the age of 65, pregnant women and people under age 65 who have certain conditions. See link below. Those under 65 with certain conditions need to visit their GP for the flu vaccine.

https://www.fightflu.co.nz/

Bays Health Pharmacy can administer the FREE flu vaccine to people
OVER THE AGE OF 65 and PREGNANT WOMEN
Pharmacists can also administer the flu vaccine to anyone under age 65 who wants to pay for the vaccine.

We feel strongly about letting our community know that when you get a flu vaccine, you help avoid the spread of flu, especially to those who could get complications from flu.

A word from Monterrey (pharmacist/owner)

As a healthy person, I used to feel that I was ready to fight off infections with my regime of nutrients and fighting herbs. I got the flu injection when I worked in a hospital years ago and I accepted getting the flu injection in our training because us pharmacists needed to practice on each other. Then, I fully learned and understood how getting the flu injection myself helped those around me. In the past, I thought I would know to stay away if I were fighting the flu.

What I’ve learned is 80% of people who get the flu are asymptomatic. That means no symptoms. But you are contagious. So, I wouldn’t know to stay away from someone with a compromised immune system because I wouldn’t even know I was fighting the flu.

I still do all I can for myself and those around me (because I could be fighting off a cold or various other bugs) by washing my hands often, not touching my eyes, nose or mouth and I still have my nutrients/herbs for fighting what comes my way. But I also get the flu injection. And I encourage my friends and family to get it too.

Come on in to discuss any health questions with us.

All the best,

The team at Bays Health Pharmacy