Flu Vaccination Service - Now Available

Simply book online, or come in-store to chat with one of our helpful staff to help you with your booking.

The Flu Vaccination Service is available during the flu season at Cobh Pharmacy.

To book your flu vaccine follow this link:



Flu Vaccine - Overview

The flu is a contagious viral infection that spreads every winter. Getting the flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself against flu.

The best time to get the flu vaccine is before the flu season starts each year.

Remember getting the vaccine helps protect both you, and your loved ones against Flu, but also helps to protect against the spread of Flu to others.

Who can get a free flu vaccine

You can get a free flu vaccine if you are:

  • age 65 or older
  • age 2 to 12
  • 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 (age 6 months and older)
  • 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


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
  • BMI over 40
  • immunosuppression due to disease or treatment (including asplenia or hyposplenism, and cancer)
  • 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

    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:

    If you have any of these side effects, rest and take paracetamol.



    Follow this link to find out if you are eligible for the free Flu Vaccine for at risk patients:
    If you are not eligible for a free flu vaccine, private flu vaccines are available for €30.00.

    The Nasal Flu Vaccine for Children

    The Nasal Flu Vaccine for Children is curently unavailable and will not return until the end of 2024. This flu season, all children aged 2 to 17 will be offered the nasal flu vaccine for freeAlthough the Nasal Flu Vaccine is unavailable, the injectable vaccine can be given to all children over the age of 6 months.


    During the flu season, you can make a booking online at a time that suits you:

    • You will need to create a user account to make a booking.  
    • Please make one booking per patient and please make the booking in the patient's own name
    • If you have mobility issues, please let us know at time of booking.
    • Consent form will need to be filled out before the vaccine is administered. We will  provide the form on the day.
    On the link, you enter your email and create a password.

    This brings you to a calender when you can chose from available dates and select the '+' button.

    You then enter the patient details for the person you are booking for.

    When this has been checked, you will receive a confirmation email of your booking.

    Drop in or call us on 021 4811341 if you have any queries