(If you have received a influenza vaccine in 2022/23 or at any stage a COVID-19 Vaccination in Balrothery Pharmacy, you can book an appointment over the phone. If not, you must book online.)
Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Vaccination Programme – Autumn/Winter – 2023/24
The Autumn/Winter campaign 2023/2024 for COVID-19 boosters and Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme is due to commence. It is aimed, where possible, to provide for co-administration of both vaccines at the same time for eligible individuals.
Persons aged 65 and older, all children aged 2-12 pregnant women (at any stage of pregnancy), those aged 13-64 years with underlying chronic conditions, healthcare workers, carers and household contacts of people with increased medical risk, and people with regular contact with pigs, poultry or water fowl are eligible for the HSE free flu vaccine in 2023/24.
There are two types of flu vaccines will be available for 2023/2024 HSE seasonal flu vaccination programme.
1. LAIV: Nasal spray suspension vaccine – Available for use in the HSE programme for all children aged 2-12 years and at-risk children aged 13-17 years
(eligible cohorts as listed below).
2. QIV: Injectable inactivated egg-based quadrivalent influenza vaccine – Available for all other eligible populations including those eligible children (aged 2-17 years) with contraindications to LAIV.
Balrothery Pharmacy also provides influenza vaccines for patients who do not qualify for HSE-eligible vaccine administration. This service is private, €25 and you pay in store.
If you have received a influenza vaccine in 2022/23 or at any stage a COVID-19 Vaccination in Balrothery Pharmacy, you can book an appointment over the phone. If not, you must book online.
If you require a different time, call us to see if we can help.
You will be able to book any type of influenza vaccination listed above in the booking form below. Please ensure that you select the correct vaccine and age profile in the dropdown menu. You will receive an email confirming your vaccination appointment.
Consent Forms – Please please out and bring to your appointment.
This year’s seasonal flu vaccine contains protection against 4 strains of flu virus. These are recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the strains most likely to be circulating this season.
The four strains for the 2023/2024 flu season are:
an A/Victoria/2570/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
an A/Darwin/9/2021 (H3N2)-like virus;
a B/Austria/1359417/2021 (B/Victoria lineage)-like virus;
a B/Phuket/3073/2013 (B/Yamagata lineage)-like virus