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Flu Vaccination 23/24

Your vaccine - Your choice

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Adults (private) €25 pay online (Save €5)


Adults (private) "Pay in store" €30



Registered "Healthcare Workers"  -   Long Term Illness  - Over 65's


 Children 2-17 yrs Free Nasal Flu Vaccine

The HSE Flu vaccination programme 23/24 for children 2-17yrs has ended

Click here for full support information for this seasons Flu Vaccine programme at Whelehans 


Who should get the flu vaccine?

The vaccine is free if you are in any of the categories below that he HSE recommend the flu vaccine for:

• Children aged 2-17 years (please read HSE leaflet on flu vaccine for children)

Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible to get the vaccine at Whelehans Pharmacy. For certain ‘at-risk’ groups, the flu vaccine is highly recommended.

The vaccine is FREE to everyone in the at-risk groups listed below:

  • All those aged 65 years and over
  • All pregnant women, at any stage of pregnancy
Those aged 18-64 years with any of the following:-
  • Chronic respiratory disease including COPD, cystic fibrosis, moderate or severe asthma or bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Chronic heart (including acute coronary syndrome),
  • Chronic renal (kidney) failure
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic neurological disease including multiple sclerosis
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Haemoglobinopathies such as sickle cell anaemia
  • Hereditary and degenerative disorders of the central nervous system etc.
  • Cancer patients
  • Residents of nursing homes and long stay institutions
  • With any conditions that compromise respiratory function eg. spinal cord injury, seizure or other neuromuscular disorder (especially those attending special schools/day centres
  • Morbid obesity ie. Body Mass Index (BMI) over 40
  • Those who are immunosuppressed due to disease or treatment including asplenia or splenic dysfunction
  • Healthcare workers including all General Practice and Pharmacy staff
  • Residents of nursing homes and other long stay institutions
  • Carers  and Household contacts of persons with increased medical risk**
  • People who have close, regular contact with pigs, poultry or water fowl
  • Down Syndrome
  • On long-term aspirin therapy (due to risk of Reyes syndrome)

** Only household contacts or carers of people who have an underlying chronic health condition or have Down syndrome are eligible to receive an influenza vaccine. A care is described as someone who is providing an ongoing significant level of care to a person who is in need of care in the home due to illness or disability or frailty e.g. those in receipt of a carer's allowance. Household contacts of people aged 65 years and older ( who do not have a chronic health condition), of pregnant women, of children aged 2-17 years of healthcare workers or carers are NOT recommended the influenza vaccine unless they are in an at-risk group themselves.


Eligibility criteria are subject to change by the HSE