& Flu Vaccine Clinics
Covid Booster Spring 2023
NIAC recommends a Spring COVID-19 booster for:
- Those aged 70 years and older
(Those living in long term facilities will be vaccinated by HSE Mobile Teams, and those aged under 12 yrs will be vaccinated through covid vaccination centres only)
Covid Booster Clinics due to commence in Early May To book please telephone 01 8339856
We appreciate our lines are exceptionally busy, and if you have difficulty getting through you can complete the request form below and we will call you back at a less busy time. If you already got your vaccines elsewhere, there is no need to phone the surgery.
Who can get a free flu vaccine
You can get a free flu vaccine if you are:
- aged 65 years and older
- aged 2 to 17 years – vaccines not yet available
- a healthcare worker
- living in a nursing home or other long-term care facility
- in regular contact with pigs, poultry or waterfowl
All patients with these conditions can also get a free flu vaccine:
- chronic heart disease, including acute coronary syndrome
- chronic liver disease
- chronic kidney failure
- chronic respiratory disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, moderate or severe asthma, or bronchopulmonary dysplasia
- chronic neurological disease including multiple sclerosis, hereditary and degenerative disorders of the central nervous system
- Down syndrome
- a body mass index (BMI) over 40
- immunosuppression due to disease or treatment (including asplenia or hyposplenism, and all cancer patients)
- children with a moderate to severe neuro developmental disorder such as cerebral palsy
- children on long-term aspirin therapy
- any condition that can compromise respiratory function, like spinal cord injury, seizure disorder or other neuromuscular disorder, especially people also attending special schools or day centres
Free flu vaccines will be offered to carers or household contacts of people who have:
- a health condition listed above
- Down syndrome
Who is a carer?
Free flu vaccines will not be offered to household contacts of:
- people aged 65 years and older, who do not also have a chronic health condition
- pregnant women
- children aged 2 to 17 years
- healthcare workers
- carersFurther details available on the following link
Private Flu Vaccines
Now available for Booking for patients who are not eligible for a free HSE Vaccine: Fee €30.00 Tel: 018339856 to book
Children’s flu vaccine
Children and young people aged between 2 and 17 years can now book in to get their nasal flu vaccine for free. Please telephone : 018339856 to book your appointment. We are hoping to have a new App Available this week for making online appointment for flu clinics, please check back later for updates here.
Why children should get the flu vaccine
The flu vaccine helps to protect children against flu.
Most children who get the flu have mild symptoms. But children and young people with chronic health conditions are at risk of serious complications from flu.
In some children, flu can lead to serious problems such as:
- inflammation of the brain (encephalitis)
Children with these complications may need hospital treatment. Some may need intensive care.
In the last 10 years in Ireland, almost 5,000 children were admitted to hospital with complications of flu. Almost 200 children had treatment in intensive care and 40 children died.
Children can catch and spread flu easily. The children’s flu vaccine can help to prevent the spread of flu in schools and at home. This keeps everyone safe.
Type of vaccine for children
Children will get a nasal spray vaccine. It’s called the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) nasal spray vaccine.
It’s known by the brand name Fluenz Tetra and manufactured by AstraZeneca AB.
This flu vaccine is approved for children aged 2 to 17 years.
If your child has been told they cannot have the nasal flu vaccine, talk to your GP or pharmacist about them getting the vaccine as an injection.
If your child is under 2 years and at risk of complications from flu, they can get a different type of flu vaccine by injection instead of the nasal spray.
Most children only need 1 dose of the vaccine each flu season. Some children aged 2 to 8 years with chronic health conditions may need 2 doses if they have never had the flu vaccine before. Your GP will know if they need 2 doses. The doses are given 4 weeks apart.
Download the information leaflet for the nasal spray vaccine from the Health Products Regulation Authority – HPRA.ie
HSE Link: https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/flu/childrens-flu-vaccine/
Vaccine Request Form:
Covid-19 Booster, Flu Vaccine (Adult & Children 2-17yrs)
Open to Registered Practice Patients Only
After submitting your details below, we will phone you back to allocate an appointment or time for the vaccine(s).
It is essential to read the eligibility above before booking your appointment.
37-39 Fairview Strand, Dublin 3, D03 F8C2
Mon-Thurs: 8am – 5.30pm
Fri 8am – 5pm
Sat- 8am – 9.30am
(All Clinics by Appointments)