Flu Vaccine

As we are aware, anyone can get the flu, however it is more severe in people over the age of 65 and anyone suffering from a chronic medical condition. Pregnant women have also been found to be at an increased risk of complications due to the flu.

Flu can be prevented by receiving a vaccination. The flu vaccine is a safe and effective way to help prevent the infection and avoid in some cases hospitalisation.

High risk groups:

  • Persons aged 65 and over
  • Pregnant women
  • Anyone with a long term medical condition such as diabetes. heart, kidney, lung or neurological disease
  • Health care workers

The HSE provides the flu and pneumococcal vaccine free of charge for all those in the at-risk groups

Commences September 14, 2017