Swine Flu Update

Now three antiviral collection points in Shepherd's Bush

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Boots

West 12
Shopping Centre
Mon-Fri 8.30am-7pm
Sat: 9am-6.30pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

Windwood Chemist
96 Askew Road
Mon to Fri: 9.00am - 6:30pm
Sat: 9.00am - 2:00pm,
Sun: Closed

Greenlight Pharmacy
228–230A Uxbridge Road,
Mon: 9.00am - 6:30pm
Tues to Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 10.00am - 4:00pm
Sun: closed

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Two more local chemists have been added to the list of antiviral collection points in Shepherd's Bush.

As well as the Boots in the West 12 Centre, prescribed antiviral medication can now be collected from the Windwood Chemist in Askew Road and the Greenlight Pharmacy in Uxbridge Road.

The new National Pandemic Flu Service which was launched today (July 23) will assess patients for swine flu and, if required, provide an authorisation number that can be used to collect the medicine.

The system, which can also be accessed by telephone, is designed to take the strain off GPs as swine flu spreads.

“The National Pandemic Flu Service is a new self-care service which will give people with pandemic swine flu symptoms fast access to information and antivirals”, said a department of health spokesman.

“This new service will free up GPs, enabling them to deal with other illnesses that need their urgent attention”.

NHS Hammersmith and Fulham say that if you are registered with a local GP and have been prescribed antiviral medicine you will need to arrange for someone who does not have flu to collect it.

Latest swine flu advice:
If you have flu-like symptoms and are concerned that you may have swine flu, stay at home and check your symptoms at the National Pandemic Flu Service.

You should call your GP directly if:
- you have a serious underlying illness
- you are pregnant
- you have a sick child under one year old
- your condition suddenly gets much worse
- your condition is still getting worse after seven days (five for a child)

The National Pandemic Flu Service can be accessed online or by phoning 0800 1 513 100.

July 23, 2009