Flu Vaccination Service 

The Flu Vaccination Service is now available at Cobh Pharmacy.

You are entitled to a free vaccination if you are in at risk group* (see groups below). The at risk groups have been changed slightly this year. 

For people who do not fall into an at risk group, the vaccine is available at a charge of €30

Booking

You can make a booking here:

https://cobhpharmacy.ie/pages/flu-vaccine

  • 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.
  1. On the link, you enter your email and create a password.

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

  1. You then enter the patient details for the person you are booking for.
  2. 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

Vaccine Information

Flu vaccine information from the HSE can be found here:

Who can get a free flu vaccine

You can get a free flu vaccine if you are:

People with these conditions can also 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 be offered to carers or household contacts of people who have:

  • a health condition listed above
  • Down syndrome

 

Free flu vaccines will not be offered to household contacts of:

  • people aged 65 years and older, who do not also have a chronic health condition
  • pregnant women
  • children aged 2 to 17 years
  • healthcare workers
  • carers

 

How it's given

For adults, the flu vaccine is given in your arm.

Children get the Fluenz Tetra vaccine through their nose as a nasal spray.

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:

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