Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Vaccination Programme Winter 2020/2021
Flu is a highly infectious acute respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. It affects people of all ages. The vaccine is the best protection against flu for those aged 65 years and over, pregnant women, those in at risk groups and health care workers.
It is especially important this influenza season that we help to reduce the burden on our health services from influenza, given the current Covid-19 pandemic. The HSE is providing the influenza vaccine for all those aged 65 years and over or in an at risk group free of charge.
The HSE vaccination programme will commence in October and the surgery will receive regular deliveries of the influenza vaccine until the end of the year to ensure that all at risk groups can avail of the free vaccine.
During this influenza season, all vaccines will be administered at either dedicated clinics or appointment times given to ensure the safety of all our patients and staff during the Covid-19 pandemic.
For further information or to make a booking for the influenza vaccination, please contact the surgery on 021 4772717.
We will only be able to vaccinate patients who book an appointment for the influenza vaccine and will not be in a position to offer vaccines on a walk-in basis.
The HSE are advising that all children between the ages of 2 years and 12 years receive an influenza vaccine this year, which will be administered intranasally (nasal spray) rather than an injection. It is anticipated that this vaccine will be available from mid to end of October and we will provide further updates on our website when details of this vaccination programme are finalised.