2021 Influenza Immunisation Programme

The 2021 Influenza Immunisation is now available!! The programme runs from now  through until 31st December 2021.

Call 03 366 2578 to schedule an appointment.

Please note,

  • If a COVID-19 vaccine has been administered first, we must maintain a two-week gap between the final dose and influenza vaccines.

 

You may be eligible for a funded vaccination.

Eligibility criteria for free seasonal influenza vaccination (set by PHARMAC):

  1. Pregnant women (any trimester); or
  2. People 65 years and older; or
  3. Children aged 4 years or under who have been hospitalised for respiratory illness or have a history of significant respiratory illness; or
  4. People aged under 65 years with any of the medical conditions listed below:
    • have any of the following cardiovascular diseases:
      • ischaemic heart disease, or
      • congestive heart failure, or
      • rheumatic heart disease, or
      • congenital heart disease, or
      • cerebrovascular disease; or
    • have either of the following chronic respiratory diseases:
      • asthma, if on a regular preventative therapy, or
      • other chronic respiratory disease with impaired lung function;a or
    • have diabetes; or
    • have chronic renal disease; or
    • have any cancer, excluding basal and squamous skin cancers if not invasive; or
    • have any of the following other conditions:
      • autoimmune disease,b or
      • immune suppression or immune deficiency, or
      • HIV, or
      • transplant recipient, or
      • neuromuscular or CNS disease/disorder,c or
      • haemoglobinopathy,d or
      • children on long-term aspirin, or
      • a cochlear implant, or
      • error of metabolism at risk of major metabolic decompensation, or
      • pre- or post-splenectomy, or
      • Down syndrome, or

a. Chronic respiratory diseases may include: chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, emphysema.
b. Autoimmune diseases may include: coeliac disease, Crohns disease, Graves’ disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis:
Immune suppression or immune deficiency includes diseases modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDS) or targeted biologic therapies.
c. Neuromuscular and CNS diseases/disorders include: celebral palsy, congenital myopathy, epilepsy, hydrocephaly, motor neurone disease,
multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury.
d. Haemoglobinopathies including: sickle cell anaemia, thalassemia.