FLU VACCINATION SERVICE
Our pharmacist will call you to arrange an appointment when your booking is received.
What is flu?
Fever, headache, sore throat and all-over aches and pains are all symptoms that can be associated with flu. Caused by an existing flu virus, it is a common infection in Ireland that usually occurs during the winter months.
For most people it’s an unpleasant, but not life-threatening infection. We provide a convenient and reassuring Flu Vaccination Service to help you avoid infection.
Who should get the winter flu vaccine?
*HSE at risk groups:
- People aged 65 and over
- Pregnant women (can be given at any stage of pregnancy)
- Those with a long-term medical condition such as diabetes, heart, kidney, liver, lung or neurological disease
- People whose immune system is impaired due to disease or treatment
- People with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 40
- People with a haemoglobinopathy
- People with Down’s syndrome
- Residents of nursing homes and other long stay institutions
- Healthcare workers
- People with regular close contact with poultry, water fowl or pigs
- A household contact to at-risk person
Who should NOT get the winter flu vaccine?
The vaccine should not be given to those with a history of severe allergic reaction to a previous dose of the vaccine or any of its constituents.
Will I be eligible for a free winter flu vaccination?
**If you are aged 10 years or over, are in one of the HSE “at risk” groups and have one of the cards listed below you are entitled to receive the winter flu vaccination and consultation free of charge from your pharmacist.
- Medical Card
- Doctor Visit Card
- HAA Card – Health Amendment Act 1996
- 2015A Card – Issued under the Redress for Women Resident in Certain Institutions Act 2015
If you are unsure about your eligibility for a free vaccination, call us on (01) 8746972.
Vaccination service subject to specially trained pharmacist and stock availability. A charge of up to €30 may apply. Eligibility criteria applies.