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,
- 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