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FLU Adult Vaccine Appointment-FREE

Check if you are entitled

  • 15 minutes
  • Dublin 8

Service Description

You can get a free flu vaccine if you are: Aged 65 years and older. A healthcare worker. Pregnant. Living in a nursing home or other long-term care facility. In regular contact with pigs, poultry or waterfowl. Someone with a health condition that puts you at higher risk of flu. Living with someone who has a health condition that puts them at higher risk of flu. A carer for someone who has a health condition that puts them at higher risk of flu. Health conditions that put you at higher risk of flu. People with these conditions can 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. Diabetes. Down syndrome. Haemoglobinopathies. 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 neurodevelopmental 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 not be offered to people who live with: People aged 65 years and older, who do not also have a chronic health condition. Pregnant women. Healthcare workers. Carers. How it's given For adults, the flu vaccine is given in your arm. When it starts to work It takes 2 weeks for the vaccine to work. It should protect you for the whole flu season. Side effects After the vaccine, you may have some mild side effects. These may include: soreness, redness or swelling where you got the injection fever (high temperature - 38 degrees Celsius or above) mild sweating and shivering. Headache. Aches. Feeling tired. If you feel any of these side effects, rest and take paracetamol. Serious side effects Serious side effects such as a severe allergic reaction are rare. In very rare cases Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) has been reported. GBS is a condition that affects the nerves in the body.

Contact Details

  • Unit 2 Earls Court, Reuben street, Dublin 8, D08 RDC9, Ireland


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