Pharmacy ‘easier’ for flu jabs: study

Convenience trumps price for patients receiving influenza immunisations through UK community pharmacy, new research reveals.

A British study found that many patients who were eligible to receive a free flu vaccination through the NHS (National Health Service), opted to pay for the service in community pharmacies because of the inconvenience of having to go to their GP.

The researchers collected data from 921 privately paying patients who received the flu jab at one of 13 pharmacies selected as part of the study, and found that 199 of those patients were eligible to get the

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