Flu Vaccine Campaign 2021

We will be running our annual flu vaccine campaign as usual this year.  There are 3 types of Flu vaccines this year and the vaccine type given to patients is dependent on the criteria as advised by the HSE. There is no flexibility at this time to offer the Flu Vaccine to patients who fall outside this criteria. Please see HSE list below.

To ensure the smooth running of these clinics we will be scheduling them as individual clinics and by vaccine type.

Covid Booster & Flu (+80’s)

This age group will receive their Covid Booster vaccine PLUS flu vaccine.  The booster vaccine is Pzifer.  You must be +80 years of age on the day of vaccination and six months since your last Covid vaccine.

Please contact us if you have not received an appointment from us for this.

Fluad Tetra (+ 65 years)

This adjuvanted quadrivalent Influenza vaccine (aQIV) is a non-live influenza vaccine. It is licensed for use in people aged 65 years and over only and is the recommended vaccine for this age group.  

Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine (QIV)  (Regular flu vaccine)

Recommended for children aged 6 months to 23 months and adults aged 18 to 64 years with chronic medical conditions, pregnant women, healthcare workers (including general practice staff and students) and carers. 

Children’s Flu Vaccine – Fluenz Tetra (Nasal vaccine)

A live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV). This is given intranasally and recommended for all children aged 2 to 17 years at the time of vaccination.  Due to the lack of uptake last year, we have ordered 100 vaccines only. Please fill out the consent form below, return to the surgery and we will contact you in due course.

HSE list of chronic long term medical conditions are:

  • Chronic heart disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Chronic respiratory disease – including (COPD), Cystic Fibrosis, Moderate/Severe asthma or Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Chronic neurological disease including multiple sclerosis, hereditary and degenerative disorders of the central nervous system.
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Haemoglobinopathies
  • Morbid obesity – (BMI over 40)
  • Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment (including treatment for cancer)
  • Children with moderate to severe neurodevelopmental disorder such as cerebral palsy.
  • Were born with Down Syndrome
  • Live in a nursing home or other care facility.