Covid & Flu Vaccination Information

Most frequent questions and answers

Who is being vaccinated at the moment?

We are now offering second covid booster vaccines to patients aged 65 or older as per HSE guidelines.  You can book this through the link on our home-page.  We also remain concerned about the small number of people who have so far opted not to have a covid vaccine – we would ask them to please reconsider this for everyone’s safety as covid numbers climb.  Anyone in this unvaccinated group should book their primary vaccines through the HSE. 

Who else will get COVID Boosters?

Right now we are just offering second boosters.  If you are unvaccinated and you wish to have a course of vaccinations, this can  be accessed through HSE mass-vaccination clinics.  

Can I get a Flu-vaccination this year?

The flu-vaccination campaign is now finished and will recommence for winter 22/23 this coming October.

Who are the patients in "At-Risk-Groups"?

  • Pregnant women at any stage in pregnancy
  • Patients with chronic disease of heart, lungs, liver, kidneys etc.
  • Patients with Diabetes
  • Patients with immunosuppression due to disease or treatment
  • Others in THIS LIST

What are the risks of Flu Vaccine?

We have been using flu-vaccinations for many years at this point and the vaccines are widely considered very safe.  Like most vaccines, minor side-effects can be expected but more significant side-effects are extremely rare.  Have a look at the HSE guidance on this by following this link to their excellent information page: HSE FLU INFORMATION

What will the Flu & Covid vaccine clinics look like?

We try to follow all social distancing protocols when vaccinating so you will be brought into the surgery and straight into the vaccination room.  After a brief discussion you will have your vaccine.  You will then be asked to wait in the vicinity for 15 minutes (not for booster vaccine) in case of any unexpected reaction.  Patients with a history of anaphylaxis will be observed for a longer period.