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Flu Vaccination

The flu vaccine is available from Whelehans pharmacy for €15.

The vaccine and consultation are free to “high risk” groups who have a ‘Medical Card’ or ‘Doctor Visit Card’.

Flu vaccination is strongly recommended for those “high risk” groups with a greater risk of complications from flu. These include:-

  • People over 65
  • Those with a long-term medical condition such as diabetes, heart or lung disease,
  • Healthcare workers,
  • Carers
  • Residents of long stay institutions,
  • People whose immune system is impaired due to disease or treatment,
  • People with a body mass index (BMI) over 40,
  • Pregnant women