Flu Vaccine 2019/20
Who should get the winter flu vaccine?
Vaccination is strongly recommended for:
People aged 65 and over
Those with a long-term medical condition such as diabetes, heart, kidney, liver, lung or neurological disease
People whose immune system is impaired due to disease or treatment
People with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 40
Pregnant women (can be given at any stage of pregnancy)
Residents of nursing homes and other long stay institutions
People with regular close contact with poultry, water fowl or pigs
Will I be eligible for a free winter flu vaccination?
If you are aged 18 years or over, are one of the people for whom vaccination is strongly recommended and have a Medical Card or Doctor Visit Card card you are entitled to receive the winter flu vaccine and consultation free of charge.
If you are aged 18 years or over, are one of the people for whom vaccination is strongly recommended or simply wish to protect yourself this winter but don't have a Medical Card or Doctor Visit Card you can get the winter flu vaccination from your GP for a fee.