Flu Vaccine - Adults and Children

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, CrosshavenGlanmire, Grand Parade, Kinsale RoadGurranabraherStillorgan (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 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.

You can get the flu vaccine for free for the season 2023/2024 if you;

  • are aged 65 years of age and over
  • are pregnant
  • are a child aged 2 to 12 years

The flu vaccine is also free if you are an adult or child aged 6 months or older and 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 or carer of someone at increased medical risk**
  • People with immunosuppression due to disease or treatment, including asplenia or splenic dysfunction
  • 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
  • People with moderate to severe neurodevelopmental disorders such as cerebral palsy and intellectual disability

** Only household contacts or carers of people who have an underlying chronic health condition or have Down syndrome are eligible to receive an influenza vaccine.

A carer is described as someone who is providing an ongoing significant level of care to a person who is in need of care in the home due to illness or disability or frailty e.g. those in receipt of a carer’s allowance. Household contacts of people aged 65 years and older (who do not also have a chronic health condition), pregnant women, children aged 2-12 years or of healthcare workers or carers are not recommended the influenza vaccine.