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Pharmacies that are open on 25th May Bank Holiday 2020 (Tees Valley and Co. Durham) (21/05/2020)

Community Pharmacies in the Tees Valley and Co Durham will continue to provide a service, albeit a reduced one, on 25th May bank holiday. Click below for details of pharmacy opening times on the bank holiday.

Opening Times for Durham Pharmacies for May Bank Holiday 2020

Opening Times for Tees Valley Pharmacies for May Bank Holiday 2020

Click here for a list of pharmacies in the North East and North Cumbria which are open on 25th May and stock End of Life Care medication.

This information is provided to us by NHS England and NHS Improvement but may be subject to change. We recommend that you telephone a Pharmacy to check they are open and can provide the service you need before you set off.

Local MP helps launch this year’s flu vaccination season (07/10/2019)

M&M Pharmacy in Bishop Auckland has welcomed Helen Goodman MP to see the important preparations to fight against this year’s Flu virus. The pharmacy has now launched its annual service offering both free NHS vaccinations and a private vaccination for those not eligible on the NHS. The pharmacy is offering vaccinations throughout all opening hours with no appointment necessary, just call in and wait to see one of the vaccinating pharmacists. The free NHS vaccine is available to those over 65 and anybody with a specified long-term condition that could put them at risk of the flu being serious for them, this also includes pregnant women and carers.

Peter Horrocks, Superintendent Pharmacist, warns: “The flu virus can be particularly harmful over the winter months, yet it can be so easily prevented by receiving your annual vaccination. It is vitally important for the elderly and those who we deem as being of high clinical risk to receive their NHS vaccination. But for anyone else who wants to make sure they stay healthy and fit for work our private vaccination at just £10 provides great value and peace of mind.”

During her visit the Bishop Auckland MP took advantage of the service and received her annual vaccination in the pharmacy.

Helen Goodman MP said: “Receiving my vaccine at the pharmacy was simple and straight forward, I hope you will do the same. Flu is horrible and you can avoid it, also the NHS experiences tremendous pressures during the winter months if more people receive the vaccination hopefully, we can ease some of the winter pressures in our NHS.”

Steve Mills, Manager of M&M Pharmacy, said: “We would like to thank Helen for taking time to visit our pharmacy and highlight the importance of not only receiving the flu vaccine but doing it early before the busy winter period sets in.”

Story and picture reproduced with kind permission of The Bishop Press, 3-4 First Floor Offices, Town Council Offices, Civic Hall Square, Shildon, County Durham, DL4 1A