We are now offering the shingles vaccine here at Cobh Pharmacy.

Two doses of the vaccine provide strong protection against shingles and postherpetic neuralgia, also known as nerve pain, the most common complication of shingles.

In adults 50 to 69 years old with healthy immune systems, Shingrix was 97% effective in preventing shingles; in adults 70 years and older, Shingrix was 91% effective.

Unfortunately, the vaccine is not available through the medical card or drug payment schemes. Thankfully, following a consultation with one of our pharmacists we can provide the vaccine here in the pharmacy without the need for you to visit your GP or obtain a prescription.

The vaccine consists of two doses (240€ per dose) administered ideally two months apart.

Following dose one, our pharmacist will provide you with an information leaflet for the vaccine as well as your vaccination card. They will then call you before dose two to arrange your second and final appointment.

For more information, pop in-store for a consultation with one of our pharmacists, or simply give us a call on 021-4811341.