Flu Vaccine

***Please note: we have now completed our flu vaccination service in our pharmacies for 2020/2021. Should you have a specific query please contact your local Phelans Pharmacy.***

 

Where can I avail of the flu vaccination service this year?

Protect your health this winter with our Flu Vaccination service available from our Carrigaline, Glanmire, Grand Parade, Gurranabraher, Kinsale Road, Stillorgan (Dublin) and The Lough pharmacies. Find out all you need to know about this years Flu Vaccine with our helpful video below. 
Please click here to make an appointment.
 

Please click here for our Phelans Influenza Vaccination Patient Consent Form. 

Please click here for our Phelans Influenza Children's Vaccination Patient Consent Form.

Please complete this in advance of your appointment and watch our helpful adult flu vaccine and children's intra-nasal flu vaccine videos below to ensure you get the most efficient service possible. 

Remember! Do not go to a pharmacy if you have any symptoms of Covid-19, or recent contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19, if you have been diagnosed with Covid-19, are awaiting test results, or have been advised to self isolate.

 

What is flu?

Flu is a highly infectious respiratory illness caused by a virus that affects the lungs and upper airways. The symptoms associated with the flu are fever, headache, sore throat and all over aches and pains. It affects people of all ages. Flu is an unpleasant infection, but it is not life-threatening in most cases. 

The flu is prevalent in the winter months and it is called seasonal flu. Every flu season, strains of flu may change, so you need to get a new vaccine each year.

At Phelans we are offering the flu vaccination this year to adults, children and infants aged 6 months and over.

All those aged 6-23 months and 13-64 years in an at-risk group can receive the vaccine free of charge.

Everyone aged over 65 years as well as all children between 2-12 years can also receive it free of charge. The vaccine will be given to children aged 2-12 by way of a nasal spray.

The flu vaccine is free if you are in an at-risk group.

Who is at risk?

Some people are more at risk of getting complications if they catch flu.

You can get the flu vaccine for free if you are in an at-risk group.

People at-risk:

  • All pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy
  • People with a long-term medical condition – for example, a heart, lung, kidney, liver or neurological disease
  • People with diabetes
  • People with cancer
  • People living in a nursing home or other long-term care facility
  • People who are a household contact of someone at risk or a carer
  • Healthcare workers
  • People with Down Syndrome
  • People with haemoglobinopathies (blood disorders)
  • People with regular close contact with poultry, water fowl or pigs
  • People with a body mass index (BMI) of over 40