Vaccination Services

Flu Vaccine for Winter 2021/22 :

  • The Flu is a highly infectious acute respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. It can affect people of all ages with outbreaks occurring almost every year, usually in winter.

  • Flu is often self-limiting with most people recovering in 2-7 days. However, flu can be severe and can cause serious illness and death, especially in the very young and in the elderly.

  • The flu vaccine helps the person’s immune system produce antibodies to the flu virus. The vaccine starts to work within two weeks.

 

Getting Vaccinated:

  • The most common side-effects and symptoms will be mild (e.g. headache, fever) usually lasting just one day. Your pharmacist will advise you on how to manage any symptoms,

  • The flu virus changes each year this is why a new flu vaccine has to be given each year.

  • Woodbine Pharmacy will be offering the QIV vaccine for 18-64 year olds and the Fluad Vaccine for over 65s.

  • For those meeting the relevant criteria the vaccine is free otherwise there is a cost of 35 euro. A member of staff can advise if you meet the relevant criteria to avail of this service free of charge.

For appointment enquiries, please contact us at info@woodbine.com, call us on 0873609000 or ask a member of staff in store.