Seasonal Flu Vaccination Service available in Ballineen Pharmacy

The Seasonal Flu Vaccination Service is offered in Ballineen Pharmacy.  Check and see if you qualify for a free vaccination * (see eligibility information below).

It is important to get the flu vaccine every year to protect yourself and those around you.

Drop in or call us on 023 8847087 for more information or with any questions

Flu Vaccination Eligibility Information 2015 / 2016*

 Patients 65 years and older who hold a Medical Card, Doctor Visit Card or HAA 

  • Vaccine: provided free of charge by the HSE.
  • Fee for Service: The HSE will pay for the administration of the vaccine.

All other patients 65 years and older who are not eligible as above

  • Vaccine: provided free of charge by the HSE.
  • Fee for Service:  €15

At-risk patients aged 18-64 who hold a Medical Card, Doctor Visit Card or HAA 

  • Vaccine: provided free of charge by the HSE.
  • Fee for Service: The HSE will pay €for the administration

At-risk patients aged 18-64 who are not eligible as above

  • Vaccine:  provided free of charge by the HSE.
  • Fee for Service:  €15

All other patients over 18 years who request a vaccination

  • Vaccine cost &  service fee: €25

 

Who are at-risk patients?

  • persons aged 65 years and older;
  • persons 18-64 with a chronic illness requiring regular follow up, e.g. chronic respiratory
  • disease including cystic fibrosis, moderate or severe asthma, chronic heart disease, chronic
  • renal disease, diabetes mellitus, haemoglobinopathies, chronic liver disease, chronic
  • neurological disease including multiple sclerosis, hereditary and degenerative disorders of the central nervous system, etc.;
  • those who are immunosuppressed due to disease or treatment including those with missing
  • or non-functioning spleens;
  • persons with Down syndrome
  • those with morbid obesity, i.e. body mass index over 40;
  • all pregnant women (vaccine can be given at any stage of pregnancy);
  • healthcare workers;
  • residents of nursing homes and other long-stay institutions;
  • carers;
  • and people with regular contact with pigs, poultry or water fowl.Se

 

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