Private Flu Jab in Birmingham

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At our private flu clinic in Birmingham, you can book an appointment with one of our friendly GPs and discuss your options for private flu jabs. Flu can be unpleasant for us all; however, it is particularly problematic for those who have compromised immunity and may be vulnerable to complications or are working with others who are vulnerable, e.g. young children, pregnant women or older adults.

Our Private Flu Vaccinations

For those over 18 years old, we have a range of flu vaccinations on offer to help boost your protection against this nasty virus. For those aged 50 and beyond, with underlying medical conditions, or experiencing pregnancy, the flu poses heightened risks.

We offer flu vaccinations in two different forms:

  • A quadrivalent injected vaccine for adults between the ages of 18 and 65, who have an increased risk of complications developing from flu because of other health conditions.
  • An adjuvanted trivalent injected vaccine for people aged 65 or over.

Our GPs will recommend the most appropriate flu vaccine option for you, with an easy booking system.

How It Works

With our simple process, you can be vaccinated against flu in no time.

Book an Appointment

Choose a date and time that suits you.

GP-Led Consultation

One of our GPs will talk you through your options.

Get Your Flu Jab

Receive one of our vaccination options

The Importance of the Flu Vaccine

Ensuring your flu vaccination is more crucial than ever before. This step is essential not only for your personal well-being but also for the greater community's health. Our commitment is to assist you in preparing for the upcoming flu season.

Flu can pose significant health risks for numerous individuals and lead to substantial discomfort. If you're uncertain about the necessity of receiving the flu vaccination or if you're contemplating why a yearly flu shot is crucial, the advantages outlined below might sway your decision.

Having the flu jab each year:

  • Offers the highest level of defence against flu
  • Safeguards you from this year's particular strain of the flu
  • Even if you contract the flu post-vaccination, your symptoms will likely be less severe
  • Assists in protecting individuals around you who may not be eligible for the vaccination
  • Reduces the likelihood of severe complications in individuals more susceptible to acquiring the flu
  • Acts as a preventive measure against serious illness, especially if co-occurring with COVID-19

Why Should You Get a Private Flu Vaccine Annually?

The most effective approach to safeguarding yourself and those around you from the flu is to receive the flu jab each year. As time goes on, your immunity naturally wanes, and flu strains can evolve. Consequently, a prior year's flu vaccination might not provide adequate protection against the strains prevalent in the current year.

How Effective is the Flu Vaccine?

While no vaccine can guarantee absolute immunity, receiving a flu shot significantly bolsters your protection against both contracting and transmitting the flu to others. Following the inoculation, it typically takes about two weeks to achieve immunity.

During Your Appointment

The vaccination will be administered in the upper arm, and while some side effects might occur, they generally tend to be mild and short-lived. The most frequently encountered side effects encompass:

  • Redness, tenderness, or bruising at the injection site
  • Elevated body temperature, sweating, chills, or a general feeling of being unwell
  • Headaches, fatigue, or dizziness
  • Muscle or joint discomfort


Flu Vaccine


*Price per dose (age 6 months to 64 years)

Flu Vaccine


*Price per dose (age 65 years plus)

Speak to Us About Our Corporate Flu Vaccinations

Over the winter period, flu can cause a significant increase in staff absenteeism. Why not increase your workforce’s productivity and help improve their well-being through a corporate flu vaccination package with us?  Call 0121 769 0999 or email us to find out more.

Our Corporate Flu Packages

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By entrusting your care to our medical professionals, you can benefit from:

  • Exceptional patient treatment and focus
  • Swift appointments with skilled specialist advisors, even on short notice
  • Avoidance of extended waiting queues
  • No necessity for referrals from general practitioners
  • State-of-the-art medical resources

Finding Our Private Flu Clinic

We carry out our flu vaccinations at our Edgbaston-based clinic in Birmingham. For those in the Midlands region, our private respiratory expert is conveniently situated nearby and easily accessible. The clinic is located just off the A456 for individuals driving, and it's a mere fifteen-minute stroll from the Five Ways train station.


Eligibility for the flu shot depends on factors such as age, health conditions, and recommendations from healthcare providers.

Yes, you can choose a date and time that suits you.

The procedure for the flu vaccine is usually brief and takes only a few minutes.

The flu vaccine is suitable for children on the NHS. However, we are able to provide prompt flu vaccinations for those aged 18 years old and upwards.

The optimal timing for receiving the flu vaccine is typically in the early autumn before the flu season starts.

The flu shot becomes effective after about two weeks of receiving it.

It is recommended to get the winter flu vaccine annually to maintain protection against changing flu strains.

Even with a flu shot, it's possible to contract the flu due to evolving virus strains or exposure shortly before vaccination.

No, getting the flu vaccination does not cause you to get the flu; it contains inactivated viruses or viral components.

Potential adverse effects of the flu vaccination can include mild soreness at the injection site or low-grade fever.

The likelihood of a severe allergic reaction to the flu vaccine is extremely rare.

There's generally no need to take a break from working out after receiving the flu vaccine.

If you're feeling unwell, it's best to consult a healthcare professional before getting the flu shot.

Informing your NHS GP about getting the flu vaccine is recommended for comprehensive medical records and advice.

We have translators available for your appointment.

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