INFLUENZA VACCINATION

GRIFFITH AVE PRACTICE WILL BE HOLDING PRE-BOOKED APPOINTMENTS ONLY FLU VACCINE CLINC 

We will be contacting patients directly starting with those in the at-risk group and as stock is distributed to us through the season

Please do not ring the surgery to enquire about the Flu Vaccine Appointments

 

COVID -19

This year it is more important than ever that we take every precaution necessary to ensure the good health and wellbeing of ourselves and those around us . Getting the flu vaccination is an easy and accessible way to reduce your risk of becoming ill this winter. 

For more information on the Flu Vaccine check out 

Health Service Executive 

ELIIGABILTY 

You can get the flu vaccine for free if you are in the at-risk group 

The list below is who can avail of a free influenza’s vaccine from the HSE 

These include 

  • Anyone from 6 months to 64 years with increased risk * 

  • Those 65years of age or older 

  • Pregnant women – of any gestation 

  • Children aged 2 to 12 years of age 

  • Healthcare workers including GP Staff , Nursing  home staff 

  • Carers or household contacts of people with increased risk 

  • Are in regular contact with pigs , poultry or waterfowl 

*At risk groups include 

  • chronic heart disease, including acute coronary syndrome

  • chronic liver disease

  • chronic renal failure

  • chronic respiratory disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, moderate or severe asthma or bronchopulmonary dysplasia

  • chronic neurological disease including multiple sclerosis, hereditary and degenerative disorders of the central nervous system

  • diabetes mellitus

  • haemoglobinopathies

  • morbid obesity i.e. body mass index (BMI) over 40

  • immunosuppression due to disease or treatment (including treatment for cancer)

  • are a child with a moderate to severe neurodevelopmental disorder such as cerebral palsy

  • were born with Down syndrome

Pre-Booked Flu Vaccination Clinic 

DO NOT PRESENT TO THE PRACTICE ON THE DAY IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS OF COROVIRUS OR FEEL UNWELL IN ANYWAY .


ON THE DAY OF YOUR VACCINE 

  • ARRIVE AT YOUR ALLOTED TIME 

  • YOUR TEMPERATURE  WILL BE CHECKED ON ARRIVAL 

  • WEAR A  FACEMASK 

  • WEAR A LOOSE  SHORT SLEEVED TOP 

  • SANITIZE YOUR HANDS 

  • SIGN THE CONSENT FORM

  • ONCE VACCINATED  LEAVE THE PRACTICE 

  • WAIT IN THE VACINITY OF THE SURGERY ( IDEALLY IN A CAR) FOR 15 MINS . 

  • IF YOU FEEL UNWELL AT ANY STAGE DURING THE 15 MINS PLEASE NOTIFY A MEMBER OF STAFF AT THE GATE 

 

ABOUT THE FLU VACCINE

Flu vaccine helps your immune system to produce antibodies.

These antibodies attack the virus and stop you for getting sick.

The flu vaccine starts to work within 2 weeks.

THE FLU VACCINE CANNOT GIVE YOU THE FLU

Potential effects of the Vaccine

Mild soreness or redness or swelling at the injection site

Transient aches, temporary tiredness or headache may occur

All these effects are usually mild and brief ( <24 hours) and self-resolving.

DO NOT GET THE FLU VACCINE IF :

You have ever had an anaphylaxis reaction to the Flu Vaccine before

You are on a combination check point inhibitor (ipilimumab plus nivolumab)

EGG ALLERGY SUFFERS.

 Flu vaccine is safe for those with an egg allergy or egg anaphylaxis 

EXCEPT those who previously require ICU admission for an egg reaction

Griffith Avenue Practice

Hours:

Monday* -  Friday    

09.00 - 12.00;  14.00 - 17.00

Outside these hours please call D Doc: 1850-224477

*Bank Holidays/ Public Holidays please call D Doc as above

        

01-8373611