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 Flu Vaccine  Autumn 2023

Commencing 20/09/2023

Vaccines will be given to the patients in the surgery.

Invitation text messages will be sent out to all.


Appointments VIA the Online booking system for registered patients of Ayrfield Medical Practice.

There is a limited number of Walk-in Flu vaccine clinics available also

The Dates and Times for the Walk-in Clinics are...


11am-12.20pm, 2pm-3.20pm,4pm-4.50pm











PLEASE NOTE: The Walk-in Clinics will be first come first served basis,

there will be a limit to the number of patients seen on the day. 

Covid-19 Booster will be administered depending on supply

as we have limited STOCK.

Are you Eligible?

Flu vaccine is recommended.
Some people are more at risk of getting complications if they catch flu.

You can get the flu vaccine for free if you:


    are 65 years of age and over


    are pregnant


    are an adult or child aged 6 months or older at increased risk for flu related complications including


    those with long term conditions


    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




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


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


    children with a moderate to severe neurodevelopmental disorder such as cerebral palsy


    children on long term aspirin therapy 


    those with any condition that can compromise respiratory function (e.g. spinal cord injury, seizure disorder or other neuromuscular disorder) especially those attending special schools or day centres


    were born with Down syndrome

  • some people should get the vaccine to protect themselves, their families and those they care for. These include:

  • those who work in healthcare

  • only household contacts or carers of people who have an underlying chronic health condition or have Down syndrome are eligible to receive an influenza vaccine.

  • A carer is described as someone who is providing an ongoing significant level of care to a person who is in need of care in the home due to illness or disability or frailty.

  • People who are in regular contact with pigs, poultry or waterfowl should get the flu vaccine. 

Please note:

Carers and household contacts of people who are

  •  aged 65 years and older (who do not also have a chronic health condition)

  • pregnant women (who do not also have a chronic health condition)

  • children aged 2-17 years (who do not also have a chronic health condition)

  • or of healthcare workers or carers (who do not also have a chronic health condition)

Are NOT recommended the influenza vaccine

If you are in an at-risk group, you should get the flu vaccine during Autumn.


Read more about the flu vaccine on the HSE site Here

Read more about the Covid-19 vaccine on the HSE site Here

 Flu (Nasal) vaccine for children aged 2 to 17 is available a text will be sent from the pratice once the Vaccine Clinics are Available

Flu Vaccine Clinic Availability is subject to supply of vaccines from the HSE.


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