It's that time of year again! Medipharm are now administering Flu Vaccination in our George's Street and Dundrum pharmacies.
Simply drop in to see our Pharmacist at Arbourfield Terrace, Dundrum or Georges street, Dublin city centre. Alternatively, you can make an appointment by calling
Dundrum - (01) 296 3492
Georges street - (01) 671 9765
Vaccinations take approximately 20 minutes.
Administration of the Flu Vaccine costs €20 for all private patients and is free to all Medical Card and GP Visit Card holders.
Medipharm Flu Vaccination service is available to everyone over 18 years old. All Medipharm’s Pharmacists administering vaccines have completed comprehensive training and are fully certified to administer the flu vaccine.
Who should get the seasonal flu vaccinations?
✔ persons aged 65 and over
✔ those with a long-term medical condition such as diabetes, heart or lung disease, moderate or severe asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, MS
✔ persons whose immune system is impaired due
to disease or treatment
✔ healthcare workers & carers
✔ residents of nursing homes and long stay institutions
✔ persons with a body mass index (BMI) over 40
✔ all pregnant women, at any stage of pregnancy
✔ persons with regular close contact with poultry,
water fowl or pigs
✔ household contacts of persons with increased
Who should NOT get the seasonal flu vaccination?
The flu vaccinations should not be given to those with a history of severe allergic (anaphylaxis) reaction to a previous dose of the vaccine or any of its constituents.
Other frequently asked questions...
What is seasonal flu (influenza)?
Seasonal flu is highly infectious viral illness of the respiratory tract that can be life threatening.
Can flu cause serious illness?
Flu is a serious illness which can be life threatening in people with long term medical conditions, those aged 65 years and over and pregnant women.
Is it a cold or the flu?
Fly symptoms come on suddenly with a fever, muscle aches, headache and fatigue. A cold is a much less severe illness than flu. A cold usually starts with a sore throat, blocked or runny nose.
Symptoms of a cold are usually mild compare to flu.
What is the seasonal (annual) flu vaccine?
Each year the seasonal flu vaccine contains three common influenza virus strains. The flu virus changes each year- this is why a new influenza vaccine has to be given each year.
How do the seasonal flu vaccinations work?
Seasonal flu vaccine helps the persons immune system produce antibodies to the flu virus.
When someone has been vaccinated comes into contact with the virus these antibodies attack thevirus and stop them from getting sick.
How safe are the flu vaccinations?
Seasonal flu vaccinations have been given for more than 60 years to millions of people worldwide. Reactions are generally mild and serious side effects are very rare.
The seasonal flu vaccine cannot give you the flu.