Our stores will be rolling out our Flu Vaccines in the coming days, register your interest today.
Who can get the flu vaccine?
Everyone can get the vaccine, with some rare exceptions:
- If you are unwell and have a temperature of 38°C or higher, you should wait until you are well before you receive the vaccine.
- You’ve had a serious allergic reaction to a flu vaccination or any of its ingredients in the past
- You’re taking a type of medication called checkpoint inhibitors
- You have extremely low levels of a type of white blood cell, called neutrophils
Who should get the flu vaccine?
There are certain groups of people who are recommended to get the flu vaccination every year, as follows: including anyone who:
- Aged 65 and over
- Is pregnant
- Has a long-term medical condition such as diabetes, heart, kidney, liver, lung or a neurological disease
- Has cancer
- Has a weakened immune system
- Has a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 40
- Has haemoglobinopathy
- Has Down syndrome
- Cares for someone who is at risk of flu due to a long-term health condition
- Lives in the same house as someone who is at risk of flu due to a long-term health condition
- Healthcare Workers
How much is the flu vaccine?
For adults aged 18 to 64 years who are not in an at-risk group as specified by the HSE, the price for the flu vaccine is €30.
Am I eligible for a free winter flu vaccination?
The following people are eligible for a free vaccination:
- People aged 65 years and over
- If you are pregnant
- If you meet the criteria of the HSE Recommended Groups for Influenza Vaccinations 2023/2024