The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Vaccines & Public Health Maggie Throup was given a flu jab last week at her local pharmacy.
The MP for Erewash was vaccinated against the flu on Friday (15 October) during a visit to Wilsons Pharmacy, in Draycott, Derby who are members of the National Pharmacy Association (NPA). The Minister met with Superintendent Pharmacist, Andrea Smith, who administered the jab and discussed the pharmacy services on offer and how pharmacy teams can support the vaccination programme and the public health agenda.
Andrea said: “As soon as I found out Maggie had become a minister I invited her to the pharmacy for a flu jab. I was delighted that she accepted the invitation and told her about the care we provide to people here every day.
“She was very positive and acknowledged the vital work of pharmacy teams. My team and colleagues all around the country have worked incredibly hard to serve patients during the covid-19 pandemic and it’s great to see our efforts and services being recognised.”
After getting her flu jab Vaccines Minister, Maggie Throup said: “Today I’ve played my part by getting my flu vaccine at Wilsons Pharmacy in Draycott.
“With 35 million people in England eligible for a free flu jab, we are rolling out the biggest programme in our history to help protect as many people as possible.
“It’s vital people who are eligible come forward for their flu and COVID-19 booster vaccines as soon as they can to help keep themselves and their loved ones safe from the viruses ahead of winter.”
Andrea gave the Minister a copy of NPA’s How We Can Help report. For more information go to www.npa.co.uk/representing-you/how-we-can-help/