We are pleased to once again offer our patients the annual flu vaccine, recommended by the HSE for those at particular risk. Our first clinic is a walk-in for patients 18 years and older (no appointment needed) between 2-4pm on Tuesday, October 4th. Further clinics will be held and our website will be updated in the near future.
We have not yet received our allocation of Nasal Flu vaccines (recommended for those aged 2-17 years).
Flu vaccines are available free of charge to the following groups listed below. We regret that we are not able to facilitate those who fall outside these groups.
- People aged 65 years or older.
- All pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy.
- Children aged 2-17 years.
- Those aged 6-23 months and 13 to 64 years who are at increased risk of Influenza- related complications:
- Chronic illness, for example history of heart attacks/heart stents/heart failure, strokes, COPD/emphysema or moderate to severe asthma or other long term lung conditions, diabetes, haemochromatosis, MS, kidney problems.
- Those with suppressed immune systems due to disease or treatment (chemotherapy, long term steroid users), or missing/non-functioning spleen
- All cancer patients
- Those with any condition that can compromise respiratory function (e.g. spinal cord injury, seizure disorder, or other neuromuscular disorder,) especially those attending special schools/ day centres
- Children and adults with Down syndrome
- Children with moderate with conditions such as cerebral palsy and intellectual disability
- Children on long term aspirin therapy
- Those with morbid obesity (Body mass index >40)
- Healthcare workers
- Household contacts of people with underlying chronic health condition or Down syndrome
- Out-of-home care givers for people who have an underlying chronic health condition or have Down syndrome. A carer is someone who provides ongoing significant level of care to a person who is in need of care in the home due to illness or disability or frailty.
- People in regular contact with pigs, poultry or waterfowl
Further information on flu vaccines is available on the HSE website.
In line with HSE recommendations, we have replaced our Covid vaccines and now supply “Adapted” vaccines, which provide additional protection against the Omicron variant circulating at present.
These new vaccines are supplied by both Pfizer and Moderna, both of which are supplied in the surgery, and are suitable for those patients seeking booster vaccines. They are not suitable for those looking for their first or second (primary course) vaccines – these are available through the HSE’s Covid Vaccination Centres.
Boosters are available to those whose last booster was more than 4 months ago, and who haven’t had a covid infection in the last 4 months.
Covid boosters are available on a regular basis at the surgery – please email firstname.lastname@example.org, contact us through our webforms or phone the surgery to enquire.
Further information on boosters can be found on the HSE website