Leicester, United Kingdom, (15th November, 2011) – Morningside Pharmacy, a registered UK pharmacy providing medical and cosmetic products, has launched a flu vaccination service in selected branches and begun stocking cold and flu products in preparation for the winter season.

Flu (influenza) is a highly infectious illness that spreads rapidly through the coughs and sneezes of people who are carrying the virus. Flu symptoms can hit quite suddenly and severely in all age groups. Doctors are urging people in at-risk groups to get vaccinated against flu – these include pregnant women, people aged over 65, people with long-term illnesses and healthcare workers. These people will normally be eligible for a free flu vaccination through their doctor’s surgery.

However, for those who are not eligible for this, Morningside Pharmacy has launched its flu vaccination service at selected Leicester and Northampton branches.  This year’s seasonal flu vaccination also includes a vaccine to protect against swine flu. The vaccination is administered in a private consultation room by one of Morningside Pharmacy’s trained pharmacists and there is a charge for this service.

With winter only just around the corner, Morningside Pharmacy has also made available an extensive range of products to help keep those nasty cold and flu viruses at bay. Colds and flu affect 15 million people each year in the UK and the products the pharmacy has on offer include cough mixtures, decongestants and throat soothing lozenges.

A spokesperson for Morningside Pharmacy said: “It is getting to that time of year again when colds and flu are on the rise, so it is important to take the necessary precautions. It is important people get prepared with the flu vaccination and if they should suffer from a cold or flu it’s reassuring to know that they can go online and get a range of suitable medicines delivered right to their door.”

For more information about Morningside Pharmacy and their range of products, visit their website at http://www.morningsidepharmacy.co.uk.

Morningside Pharmacy Branches Offering the Flu Vaccination Service (there is a fee for this service):

Morningside Pharmacy

64 Station Road


Leicester LE3 8BQ

T: 0116 233 2713

Morningside Pharmacy

Pines Surgery

Harborough Road North

Northampton NN2 8LL

T: 01604 842755

Merridale Pharmacy

Merridale Health Centre

Fullhurst Avenue

Leicester LE3 1BL

T: 0116 2825400

Patels Chemist

115 Narborough Road



T: 0116 2547137

About Morningside Pharmacy:

Morningside Pharmacy is a family-run chemist that has over 20 years pharmacy experience. With pharmacies in Leicester, Derby, Glenfield and Northampton and now online as well, their customers can rest assured they are dealing with a registered chemist that they can trust and can deliver pharmacy medicines, as well as NHS and private medical prescription items to their door.


Morningside Pharmacy

Freepost NEA 16090

Zip: LE3 2ZM



United Kingdom

Email: info@morningsidepharmacy.co.uk