Yes, its that time of year again when the days are getting shorter and the leaves are going brown and infections are on the rise. Influenza can be a life threatening infection for people over 65 or for those with chronic medicalHEALTH BRITAIN FLU VACCINE conditions. The Flu vaccine is now available from the surgery, so if you are over 65 or in one of the high risk groups please contact us to arrange an appointment. The flu vaccine is also recomended for Pregnant Women at any stage in pregnancy. Further information on this year’s vaccine and the eligible group can be got from the HSE immunisation website.

The vaccine is free to medical card holders. For those in one of the high risk groups but without a medical card the cost is €25.