Flu Vaccine

Flu Vaccine for patients aged Over 65

You can get the flu vaccine for free if you are aged over 65 years. 

We will be running clinics for the flu vaccine in October 2023. Check back here then, 

Flu vaccine for people aged 18-65

You can get the flu vaccine for free if you are aged 18-65 and have a long term medical condition. See below for a list of conditions.

Free Flu Vaccine

You can get the flu vaccine for free if you:

  • are 65 years of age and over
  • are pregnant
  • are a child aged 2 to 17 years 
  • are an adult or child aged 6 months or older at increased risk for flu related complications including
    • those with long term conditions
      • chronic heart disease, including acute coronary syndrome
      • chronic liver disease
      • chronic renal 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
      • diabetes mellitus
      • haemoglobinopathies
    • morbid obesity i.e. body mass index (BMI) over 40
    • immunosuppression due to disease or treatment (including treatment for cancer)
    • children with a moderate to severe neurodevelopmental disorder such as cerebral palsy
    • children on long term aspirin therapy 
    • those with any condition that can compromise respiratory function (e.g. spinal cord injury, seizure disorder or other neuromuscular disorder) especially those attending special schools or day centres
    • were born with Down syndrome
    • live in a nursing home or other long-term care facility
    • People who are in regular contact with pigs, poultry or waterfowl should get the flu vaccine.
    • some people should get the vaccine to protect themselves, their families and those they care for. These include
      • those who work in healthcare
      • 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.

Please click here for information on who can get a free flu vaccine. HSE Flu Vaccine info

Flu vaccine for children.

Children aged 2-17 can get the flu vaccine for free. 

We will be running flu vaccine clinics for children. Please check back here in the first week of October to book an appointment.

Read here for more details on flu vaccine for children. 

HSE Flu Vaccine for Children.

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