Influenza vaccines

The flu vaccine is available in our surgery from late September / early October.

HSE is urging people in at-risk groups to get the flu vaccine.

Flu vaccination is strongly recommended for people:

  • 65 years of age and over
  • pregnant women
  • adults and children over 6 months with long-term condition (for example, diabetes, liver disease, asthma, heart disease, cystic fibrosis, MS)
  • cancer patients
  • with down syndrome
  • working in healthcare/ as carers
  • living in a nursing home or other long-term care facility
  • persons with a body mass index (BMI) over 40
  • in regular contact with pigs or poultry

FEES:

The vaccine is free of charge for the above patients if they are MC/Doctor Visit Card holders.

For people from at-risk group without MC/Doctor Visit Card, an administration fee of €15 will apply.

A charge of €20 applies to all other patients, including Medical Card holders, who do not fall into the above risk categories.