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Flu Vaccination Autumn 2021

This is a FREE Vaccine and FREE Service to all eligible people whether you have a medical card or are a private patient .

PLEASE PHONE FOR AN APPOINTMENT .

IMPORTANT MESSAGE  – PARENTS PLEASE GET YOUR CHILD VACCINATED – FLU IS COMMON IN CHILDREN , DEBILITATING AND RESULTS IN SIGNIFICANT TIME LOST FROM SCHOOL.

GETTING VACCINATED ALSO REDUCES THE RISK OF CHILDREN SPREADING FLU TO VULNERABLE PEOPLE ESPECIALLY THE ELDERLY .

THERE ARE NO NEEDLES . IT IS A NASAL SPRAY – NO MORE INVASIVE THAN A VICKS NASAL SPRAY !

 

      Fluenz Tetra, a live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV): This is an intranasal application / spray and is recommended for all children aged 2 years to 17 years at the time of vaccination.This is the same nasal spray vaccine we were administering to young people last year but this year is extended to all young people FREE  of charge up to the day of your 18th Birthday !

Link to more information -> Flu vaccine if aged 2-17 years 

 

     Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine (QIV) (split virion, inactivated): This injected vaccine – mainly for those aged 18 and older with chronic medical conditions, pregnant women, healthcare workers and carers. This is the usual flu vaccine we have been giving every year with some updating of the vaccine annually depending on what strain of flu is expected in a given year .

This vaccine is appropriate for this over 65 years also who have as yet not been vaccinated – the new stronger  adjuvanated Fluad Tetra being out of stock with HSE now .

 

The HSE website has as always a very informative section explaining hopefully most / all you need to know about flu vaccinations:

-> HSE Flu vaccine Information 

 

 

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