The Flu vaccine will be available from Thursday 25th September 2019
- Medical Card patients who fall under the HSE recommendations are covered with no additional fee.
- For all other patients including Medical Card patients who do not fall under the recommendations, there will be a fee of €20 for administering the Flu Vaccine.
Please call us on 01 8203303 or pop into reception to make your appointment.
For more detailed information on the Flu Vaccine please visit the HSE site: http://www.hse.ie/eng/health/immunisation/pubinfo/fluvaccine/flupublic/
Vaccination is strongly recommended for:
Persons aged 65 and over
Those aged 6 months and older with a long-term health condition such as
- Chronic heart disease (this includes anyone who has a history of having a “heart attack” or unstable angina)
- Chronic liver disease
- Chronic renal failure
- Chronic respiratory disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, moderate or severe asthma or bronchopulmonary dysplasia
- Chronic neurological disease including multiple sclerosis, hereditary and degenerative disorders of the central nervous system
- Diabetes mellitus
- Down syndrome
- Morbid obesity i.e. body mass index (BMI) over 40
- Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment, including asplenia or splenic dysfunction
Children aged 6 months and older
- with any condition (e.g. cognitive dysfunction, spinal cord injury, seizure disorder, or other neuromuscular disorder) that can compromise respiratory function especially those attending special schools/day centres with moderate to severe neurodevelopmental disorders such as cerebral palsy and intellectual disability
- on long-term aspirin therapy (because of the risk of Reyes syndrome)
Pregnant women (vaccine can be given at any stage of pregnancy)
Residents of nursing homes and other long stay institutions
Carers (the main carers of those in the at risk groups)
People with regular contact with pigs, poultry or water fowl