Avicenna Pharmacy is now offering patients a free prescription service

PUBLISHED: 07:00 16 September 2016

Save a trip to your local GP with the free prescription service at Avicenna Pharmacy

Save a trip to your local GP with the free prescription service at Avicenna Pharmacy

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Save a trip to your local GP with the free prescription service at Avicenna Pharmacy

Avicenna Pharmacy is located next to Waitrose at 1 Ermine Close, St Albans.Avicenna Pharmacy is located next to Waitrose at 1 Ermine Close, St Albans.

Tired of trying to get a repeat prescription from your local GP? Can’t find time to get to the chemist to collect urgent drugs?

Avicenna Pharmacy in Ermine Close, St Albans, can help with its innovative new service.

The friendly and professional team is now offering a FREE repeat prescription collection and delivery service. This handy service is easy, hassle free and means that the pharmacy team manage the prescriptions for you.

This saves you endless trips to the GP, all you need to do is call or come into the pharmacy to order your repeat prescription a week before you need your medicine.

10% discount on our wide range of high end products*

• Solgar – FREE gift bags available

• Health Aid

• Moo Goo

• Mavala

• Avene

• A-derma

• Klorane

• Better Life Mobility Range

• Tena

• Range of Disability Aids

*discount does not apply to prescription items

Mention the Herts Advertiser in store to receive your discount

The experienced pharmacy team will then collect the prescription from the surgery, make up the medicine, and let you know when it’s ready for collection or send it out for delivery.

Pop in today and meet the Avicenna Pharmacy team:

■ Kushal Patel – pharmacist

■ Aisha Audifferen – dispenser

■ Hannah Roseblade – dispenser

■ Anne Brown – medicines counter assistant

KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE FROM THE FLU BUG

Do I really need a flu jab?

YES! If you get your flu jab, you are less likely to catch it and spread it to your family. It reduces the risk of catching common types of flu, as much as 70 to 80 per cent in healthy adults under 65.

Being highly contagious, flu can be passed on by infected people sneezing or coughing and transmitting the virus through the air. A person sneezing and not covering their mouth can propel 40,000 droplets of moisture and millions of germs over a distance of over 30ft.

Anybody that’s had flu will tell you that it’s far worse than a cold, leaving you bedridden.

Symptoms normally start a few days after being infected. Those who have the virus typically begin to feel better within a week or so, however you may feel fatigued for much longer.

Typical flu symptoms include:

■ A high temperature of 38C or above

■ Headaches

■ Aching limbs and joints

■ General tiredness and weakness

■ A sore throat

■ A dry, chesty cough

If you are aged 65 years or over, suffer from a long-term chronic illness or have a weak immune system, then flu can develop life-threatening complications like pneumonia or a chest infection.

You are eligible for the FREE NHS flu jab if you are:

■ Pregnant

■ Aged 65 years or over

■ Suffering from a long term chronic illness e.g. asthma, heart disease etc

■ Live in a long-stay residential care home

■ Main carer for the elderly or disabled

If you would prefer not to take precious time off work and would like to protect yourself and your family from infection, contact your local Avicenna Pharmacy to book your flu jab so you can enjoy a flu-free winter.

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