Fever, headache, sore throat and all-over aches and pains are all symptoms that can be associated with flu. Caused by an existing flu virus, it is a common infection in Ireland that usually occurs during the winter months. McGorisks Pharmacies can provide a Winter Flu Vaccination Service to help you avoid flu this winter.
Why get a flu vaccination?The current winter flu vaccination is designed to protect against the viruses responsible for most cases of flu. If you are suitable for vaccination our pharmacist will make an appointment with you to have the vaccine administered. We may be able to vaccinate you straight away. The procedure will take approximately 10 minutes and you must allow enough time to remain in the pharmacy for 15 minutes after the vaccination so that we can observe you for any side effects.
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, GP Visit Card or HAA Card, you are entitled to receive the winter flu vaccine and consultation free of charge from your pharmacist.
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, GP Visit Card or HAA Card you can get the winter flu vaccination from your pharmacist but a fee will apply.
If you are unsure about your eligibility for a free vaccination contact your local McGorisks Pharmacy.