Flu Vaccination

Flu can be anywhere.

You could come in contact with influenza (Flu) anywhere at any time. The good news is you can now get your Flu shot at selected Unichem or Life Pharmacies. No appointments necessary.

Flu Facts
  • Flu isn't just a bad cold ̵ it can be serious.
  • Over a million Kiwis get an annual Flu shot
  • Immunisation helps prepare your immune system to fight the Flu
  • You cannot get the Flu from the vaccine
Flu can be a serious illness

Influenza, commonly called the Flu, can be a serious illness that is sometimes fatal. Infection with the Flu virus may lead to a stay in hospital for any age group but particularly if you are elderly or have an ongoing medical condition. Flu can make an existing medical condition, such as asthma or diabetes, a lot worse.

Even if you do not end up in hospital, Flu can keep you in bed for a week or more, preventing you from going to work, playing sport or just about anything else that requires leaving the house.

Cold vs Flu
Flu A Cold
Sudden onset of illness.
Moderate to severe illness.
Mild illness
Fever (usually high) Mild fever
Headache (may be severe) Mild headache (congested sinuses)
Dry cough, may become moist Sometimes a cough
Muscle aches Muscle aches are uncommon
Shivering A runny nose
Bed rest necessary
Can suffer severe complication
(eg pneumonia)
Protecting yourself, your family & your community

By immunising against the Flu you can protect yourself and lessen the chance of bringing it home to a baby, older relative, or someone with a medical condition who could develop serious complications from the Flu.

Your Pharmacist* is able to give you the Flu shot and they are conveniently accessible at a number of Unichem & Life Pharmacies throughout New Zealand. So don't let the Flu get you this winter. The best form of protection is the Flu injection

Can the vaccine give me the Flu?

No. You cannot get the Flu from the vaccine, as it does not contain any live viruses. Some people may experience mild side effects such as muscle aches or headaches for a short time after immunisation. This is a normal reaction.

Visit your nearest Unichem or Life Pharmacy offering the Flu Shot. No appointment necessary.

Your Pharmacist will take you through some information regarding your vaccination and review if the Flu Shot is right for you.

Save Time

To make it even more convenient, avoid the paperwork by filling in your Pre-Vaccination Checklist online.

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Source Material: Flu can be anywhere, National Immunisation Specialist Group
*Criteria apply. Ask your Pharmacist for details.
Find Your Nearest Pharmacy
  • Auckland
    • Life Pharmacy 277

      Westfield 277 Newmarket, 277 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland

    • Life Pharmacy Albany

      Shop 211, Westfield Albany, 219 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany, Auckland

    • Life Pharmacy Birkenhead

      32 Mokoia Road, Birkenhead, Auckland

    • Life Pharmacy Botany

      Shop 17, Botany Town Centre, 588 Chapel Road, Dannemora, Auckland

    • Life Pharmacy Browns Bay

      66 Clyde Road, Browns Bay, Auckland

    • LIfe Pharmacy Eastridge

      Eastridge Mall, 215 Kepa Road, Mission Bay, Auckland

    • Life Pharmacy Glenfield

      Level 2, Glenfield Mall, 75 Bentley Avenue, Glenfield, Auckland

    • Life Pharmacy Henderson

      Westfield Westcity, 7 Catherine Street, Henderson, Auckland

    • Life Pharmacy Howick Village

      75 Picton Street, Howick, Auckland

    • Life Pharmacy Manukau

      Westfield Manukau City, Corner Great South and Wiri Station Roads, Manukau, Auckland

    • Life Pharmacy Northwest

      Shop 7, Northwest Shopping Centre, 7 Fred Taylor Drive, Westgate, Auckland

    • Life Pharmacy Orewa

      8 Tamariki Avenue, Orewa, Auckland

    • Life Pharmacy Pakuranga

      Pakuranga Plaza, Corner Ti Rakau Drive and Pakuranga Road, Pakuranga, Auckland

    • Life Pharmacy Papakura

      Roselands Shopping Centre, 102 Great South Road, Papakura, Auckland

    • Life Pharmacy Queen St

      101 Queen St, Auckland

    • Life Pharmacy St Heliers

      23 St Heliers Bay Road, St Heliers, Auckland

    • Life Pharmacy St Lukes

      Westfield St Lukes, 80 St Lukes Road, Mt Albert, Auckland

    • Life Pharmacy Sylvia Park

      Shop N049, Sylvia Park, 286 Mt Wellington Highway, Mt Wellington, Auckland

    • Life Pharmacy Takapuna

      52-56 Anzac Street, Takapuna, Auckland

    • Unichem 104 Queen St. Pharmacy

      104 Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland

    • Unichem 238 Queen St. Pharmacy

      238 Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland

    • Unichem Albany Metro Pharmacy

      139-163 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany, Auckland

    • Unichem All Seasons Pharmacy

      288 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu South, Auckland

    • Unichem Apollo Pharmacy

      119 Apollo Drive, Albany, Auckland

    • Unichem Botany Pharmacy

      4 Crescent Lane, Botany Town Centre, Auckland

    • Unichem Campus Pharmacy

      Level 1, Student Commons, 9 Symonds St, Auckland

    • Unichem Corner Pharmacy Milford

      138 Kitchener Road, Milford, Auckland

    • Unichem Fred Thomas Pharmacy

      2 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna, Auckland

    • Unichem Greenhithe Pharmacy

      6-8 Greenhithe Road, Greenhithe, Auckland

    • Unichem Grey Lynn Pharmacy

      580 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland

    • Unichem Highland Park Pharmacy

      503 Pakuranga Road, Highland Park, Auckland

    • Unichem Kelston Medical Pharmacy

      8a Archibald Road, Kelston, Auckland

    • Unichem Lunn Ave Pharmacy

      2/110 Lunn Ave, Mt Wellington, Auckland

    • Unichem Lynnmall Pharmacy

      Shop W516 Lynnmall Shopping Centre, 3058 Great North Road, New Lynn, Auckland

    • Unichem Main Street Pharmacy

      45/47 Picton Street, Howick, Auckland

    • Unichem Manukau Pharmacy

      Countdown Building, 652 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland

    • Unichem Meadowlands Pharmacy

      Meadowlands Shopping Centre 112 Whitford Road, Howick, Auckland

    • Unichem Milford Pharmacy

      174A Kitchener Road, Milford, Auckland

    • Unichem Mission Bay Pharmacy

      3 Patteson Ave, Mission Bay, Auckland

    • Unichem New Lynn Pharmacy

      19 Delta Avenue, New Lynn, Auckland

    • Unichem Onehunga Centre Pharmacy

      73 Church Street, Onehunga, Auckland

    • Unichem Peninsula Pharmacy

      556 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland

    • Unichem Ponsonby Pharmacy

      1/283 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland

    • Unichem Pukekohe Pharmacy

      16 West Street, Pukekohe, Auckland

    • Unichem Queen St Pharmacy

      280 Queen Street, Auckland Central, Auckland

    • Unichem Rosedale Pharmacy

      372 Rosedale Road, Rosedale, Auckland

    • Unichem St Lukes Pharmacy

      Westfield St Lukes, 80 St Lukes Road, Mt Albert, Auckland

    • Unichem Stoddard Road Pharmacy

      301a Roskill Centre, 22 Stoddard Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland

    • Unichem Sunnynook Pharmacy

      Sunnynook Shopping Centre, 106 Sunnynook Road, Forrest Hill, Auckland

    • Unichem Takanini Pharmacy

      3/226 Great South Road, Takanini, Auckland

    • Unichem Takanini Village Pharmacy

      Unit 2B, Building 2, Takanini Village, 30 Walters Rd, Takanini, Auckland

    • Unichem Ti Rakau Drive Pharmacy

      316 Ti Rakau Drive, Burswood, Auckland

    • Unichem Waiuku Medical Pharmacy

      30B Constable Road, Waiuku, Auckland

    • Unichem Westcity Pharmacy

      Shop 222, Level 2, Westfield WestCity, 7 Catherine Street, Henderson, Auckland

    • Unichem Wyndham Street Pharmacy

      33 Wyndham Street, Auckland

  • Ashburton
    • Life Pharmacy Ashburton

      262 East Street, Ashburton

  • Christchurch
    • Life Pharmacy Barrington

      Shop 54, Barrington Shopping Centre, Spreydon, Christchurch

    • Life Pharmacy Hornby

      418 Main South Road, Hornby, Christchurch

    • LIfe Pharmacy Merivale

      193 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch

    • Life Pharmacy Northlands

      Shop 84, Northlands Mall, Main North Road, Papanui, Christchurch

    • Life Pharmacy Rangiora

      172-176 High St, Rangiora, Christchurch

    • Life Pharmacy Riccarton

      PO Box 8385, Riccarton, Christchurch

    • Life Pharmacy The Palms

      Shop 7, The Palms Shopping Centre, 19-21 Marshland Road, Shirley, Christchurch

    • Unichem Belfast Pharmacy

      Unit 8, 812 Main North Road, Belfast, Christchurch

    • Unichem Bush Inn Pharmacy

      Bush Inn Shopping Centre, 364 Riccarton Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch

    • Unichem Eastgate Pharmacy

      Eastgate Shopping Centre, 6 Buckleys Road, Linwood, Christchurch

    • Unichem Fenwicks Pharmacy

      129 Williams Street, Kaiapoi, Christchurch

    • Unichem Medical Corner Pharmacy

      237a High Street, Rangiora, Christchurch

    • Unichem Moorhouse Pharmacy

      3 Pilgrim Place, Sydenham, Christchurch

    • Unichem Parklands Pharmacy

      60 Queens Park Drive, Parklands, Christchurch

    • Unichem Rolleston Central Pharmacy

      Shop 3 East, Rolleston Square East, 9 Masefield Drive, Rolleston, Christchurch

    • Unichem Spitfire Square Pharmacy

      Shop 14, Spitfire Square,544 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch

    • Unichem Stantons Pharmacy

      346 Halswell Road, Halswell, Christchurch

    • Unichem Tower Junction Pharmacy

      Unit 7, Tower Junction, White Leigh Avenue, Addington, Christchurch

  • Mt Maunganui
    • Life Pharmacy Bayfair

      Bayfair Shopping Centre, Corner Maunganui and Girven Roads, Bayfair, Mt Maunganui

    • Unichem Mount Dispensary

      42 Girven Road, Mt Maunganui

  • Hamilton
    • Life Pharmacy Centre Place

      Centre Place, 501 Victoria Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton

    • Life Pharmacy Chartwell

      Shop 123, Westfield Chartwell, Corner Hukanui and Comries Roads, Chartwell, Hamilton

    • Life Pharmacy The Base

      Te Awa Mall at The Base, Corner Avalon Drive and Te Rapa Road, Te Rapa, Hamilton

    • Unichem Beerescourt Pharmacy

      1365 Victoria Street, Beerescourt, Hamilton

    • Unichem Davies Corner Pharmacy

      29 Hukanui Road, Fairfield, Hamilton

    • Unichem Flagstaff Pharmacy

      1158 River Road, Flagstaff, Hamilton

    • Unichem Glenview Pharmacy

      Urlich Shopping Centre, 143 Ohaupo Road, Melville, Hamilton

    • Unichem Grey Street Pharmacy

      354 Grey Street, Hamilton East, Hamilton

    • Unichem Hamilton East Pharmacy

      14 Beale Street, Hamilton East, Hamilton

    • Unichem Rototuna Pharmacy

      Rototuna Retail Centre, Corner Thomas and Horsham Downs Roads, Rototuna North, Hamilton

    • Unichem Te Rapa Pharmacy

      26 Bryant Road, Te Rapa, Hamilton

  • Paraparaumu
    • Life Pharmacy Coastlands

      Coastlands Shoppingtown Shop 6, Main Road, Coastlands, Paraparaumu

  • Dunedin
    • Life Pharmacy Dunedin

      Shop G1, 211 George Street, Dunedin Central, Dunedin

    • Unichem Centre City Pharmacy

      133 Great King Street, Dunedin Central, Dunedin

    • Unichem Knox Pharmacy

      402 George Street, North Dunedin, Dunedin

    • Unichem Roslyn Pharmacy

      Roslyn Village, 287A Highgate, Roslyn, Dunedin

  • Warkworth
    • Life Pharmacy Franklins

      48 Queen Street, Warkworth

  • Hastings
    • Life Pharmacy Hastings

      205 Heretaunga Street West, Hastings

    • Unichem Hastings Pharmacy

      600 Heretaunga Street West, St Leonards, Hastings

    • Unichem Russell Street Pharmacy

      110 Russell Street, Hastings

    • Unichem Stortford Lodge Pharmacy

      1107 Heretaunga Street West, St Leonards, Hastings

  • Wellington
    • Life Pharmacy Johnsonville

      Shop 40, Johnsonville Shopping Centre, Johnsonville, Wellington

    • Life Pharmacy Kilbirnie

      26 Bay Road, Kilbirnie, Wellington

    • Unichem Brooklyn Pharmacy

      67 Cleveland Street, Brooklyn, Wellington

    • Unichem Courtenay Place Pharmacy

      Courtenay Centre, 100 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington

    • Unichem Cuba Mall Pharmacy

      122 Cuba Mall, Te Aro, Wellington

    • Unichem Grand Arcade Pharmacy

      Grand Arcade, 16 Willis Street, Wellington Central, Wellington

    • Unichem High Street Pharmacy

      71 High Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington

    • Unichem Karori Mall Pharmacy

      The Mall, 250 Karori Road, Karori, Wellington

    • Unichem Kilbirnie Pharmacy

      37 Bay Road, Kilbirnie, Wellington

    • Unichem Maidstone Pharmacy

      53 Main Street, Upper Hutt, Wellington

    • Unichem Marsden Village Pharmacy

      Marsden Village, 159 Karori Road, Karori, Wellington

    • Unichem Miramar Healthcare Pharmacy

      58 Miramar Avenue, Miramar, Wellington

    • Unichem Newtown Mall Pharmacy

      195 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington

    • Unichem Richmond Mall Pharmacy

      Shop 1, Richmond Mall, 216 Queen Street, Richmond, Wellington

    • Unichem Simons Pharmacy

      189 Main Road, Tawa, Wellington

    • Unichem Stokes Valley Pharmacy

      190 Stokes Valley Road, Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt, Wellington

    • Unichem Upper Hutt Health Pharmacy

      6 Sinclair Street, Upper Hutt, Wellington

    • Unichem Upper Hutt Pharmacy

      723 Fergusson Drive, Elderslea, Upper Hutt, Wellington

    • Unichem Wellington Central Pharmacy

      204 Lambton Quay, Wellington Central, Wellington

    • Unichem Willis St Pharmacy

      58 Willis Street, Wellington Central, Wellington

  • Gore
    • Life Pharmacy La Hoods

      43 Main Street, Gore

    • Unichem Quins Gore Pharmacy

      104 Main Street, Gore

  • Matamata
    • Life Pharmacy Matamata

      54 Arawa Street, Matamata

    • Unichem Matamata Pharmacy

      56, Rawhiti Ave, Matamata

  • New Plymouth
    • Life Pharmacy New Plymouth

      Shop 13, Centre City Shopping Centre, 11 Gill Street, New Plymouth

    • Unichem Bell Block Pharmacy

      5 Bell Block Court, Bell Block, New Plymouth

  • Rotorua
    • Life Pharmacy Rotorua

      Shop 27, Rotorua Central Mall, Amohau Street, Rotorua, Rotorua

    • Unichem Central Pharmacy Rotorua

      1181 Amohia Street, Rotorua

  • Taupo
    • Life Pharmacy Taupo

      35-37 Heu Heu Street, Taupo

    • Unichem MainStreet Taupo Pharmacy

      Corner Tongariro and Heuheu Streets, Taupo

  • Tauranga
    • Life Pharmacy Tauranga

      53 Devonport Road, Tauranga Central, Tauranga

    • Unichem Brookfield Pharmacy

      85 Bellevue Rd, Brookfield, Tauranga

    • Unichem Excelsa Pharmacy

      5 Golden Sands Drive, Papamoa, Tauranga

    • Unichem Faulkners Pharmacy

      398 Cameron Road, Tauranga

    • Unichem Greerton Pharmacy

      221 Chadwick Road, Greerton, Tauranga

    • Unichem Johns Photo Pharmacy

      292 Cameron Road, Tauranga

    • Unichem Metro Pharmacy Bethlehem

      Shop A8 and A9, Bethlehem Town Centre, 19 Bethlehem Road, Bethlehem, Tauranga

  • Te Puke
    • Life Pharmacy Te Puke

      61 Jellicoe Street, Te Puke

  • Palmerston North
    • Life Pharmacy The Plaza

      Shop 108, The Plaza Shopping Centre, 84 The Square, Palmerston North

    • Unichem Chemist Shop

      27 Linton Street, Palmerston North

    • Unichem Terrace End Pharmacy

      325 Broadway Avenue, Terrace End, Palmerston North

    • Unichem The Palms Pharmacy

      445 Ferguson Street, Palmerston North

  • Whangaparaoa
    • Life Pharmacy Whangaparaoa

      Shop 10, The Plaza, 719 Whangaparaoa Road, Manly, Whangaparaoa

  • Alexandra
    • Unichem Alexandra Pharmacy

      4-6 Centennial Ave, Alexandra

  • Gisborne
    • Unichem Bramwells Pharmacy

      232 Gladstone Road, Gisborne

  • Whangarei
    • Unichem Buchanans Pharmacy

      Paramount Plaza, Paramount Parade, Tikipunga, Whangarei

    • Unichem Kamo Pharmacy

      521a Kamo Road, Kamo, Whangarei

    • Unichem Onerahi Pharmacy

      116 Onerahi Road, Onerahi, Whangarei

  • Cambridge
    • Unichem Cambridge Pharmacy

      52 Victoria Street, Cambridge

    • Unichem Leamington Pharmacy

      127 Shakespeare Street, Leamington, Cambridge

  • Mosgiel
    • Unichem Central Pharmacy Mosgiel

      130 Gordon Road, Mosgiel

  • Taumarunui
    • Unichem Clayton and Hayes Pharmacy

      93 Hakiaha Street, Taumarunui

  • Coromandel
    • Unichem Coromandel Pharmacy

      89 Kapanga Road, Coromandel, Coromandel

  • Napier
    • Unichem Greenmeadows Pharmacy

      522 Kennedy Road, Greenmeadows, Napier

    • Unichem Munroe St. Pharmacy

      32 Munroe Street, Napier South, Napier

    • Unichem Taradale Pharmacy

      288 Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier

  • Thames
    • Unichem Heather Moore Pharmacy

      546 Pollen Street, Thames

  • Orewa
    • Unichem Hickeys Pharmacy

      16 Moana Avenue, Orewa

  • Nelson
    • Unichem Hurst and Taylor Pharmacy

      512 Main Road, Stoke, Nelson

  • Kerikeri
    • Unichem Kerikeri Pharmacy

      64 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri

  • Levin
    • Unichem Levin Pharmacy

      209 Oxford Street, Levin

  • Stratford
    • Unichem Mackays Pharmacy

      289 Broadway, Stratford

  • Te Awamutu
    • Unichem Marshalls Pharmacy Te Awamutu

      156 Teasdale Street, Te Awamutu

  • Invercargill
    • Unichem Mills Pharmacy

      38 Kelvin Street, Invercargill

    • Unichem Waikiwi Pharmacy

      280 North Road, Waikiwi, Invercargill

  • Morrinsville
    • Unichem Morrinsville Pharmacy

      72 Studholme Street, Morrinsville

  • Greymouth
    • Unichem Olsens Pharmacy

      Corner Tainui and Guiness Streets, Greymouth

    • Unichem Putaruru Pharmacy

      3 Duke Street, Putaruru

  • Blenheim
    • Unichem Redwoodtown Pharmacy

      70 Cleghorn Street, Redwoodtown, Blenheim

    • Unichem Springlands Pharmacy

      131 Middle Renwick Road, Springlands, Blenheim

  • Queenstown
    • Unichem Remarkables Pharmacy

      Shop 9, Remarkables Park Town Centre, Hawthorne Drive, Queenstown

  • Masterton
    • Unichem Southend Pharmacy

      266 Queen Street, Masterton

  • Whitianga
    • Unichem Stephensons Pharmacy

      64 Albert Street, Whitianga

  • Timaru
    • Unichem Timaru Pharmacy

      278 Stafford Street, Timaru

  • Tuakau
    • Unichem Tuakau Pharmacy

      51-53 George Street, Tuakau

  • Waipukurau
    • Unichem Waipukurau Pharmacy

      71 - 75 Ruataniwha Street, Waipukurau

  • Wanganui
    • Unichem Whanganui Pharmacy

      36 Fitzherbert Avenue, Springvale, Wanganui