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Flu Vaccination

 

General Info:

  • The Flu is a highly infectious acute respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. It can affect people of all ages with outbreaks occurring almost every year, usually in winter.
  • Flu is often self-limiting with most people recovering in 2-7 days. However, flu can be severe and can cause serious illness and death, especially in the very young and in the elderly.
  • The flu vaccine helps the person’s immune system produce antibodies to the flu virus. The vaccine starts to work within two weeks.

Getting Vaccinated:

  • The most common side-effects and symptoms will be mild (e.g. headache, fever) usually lasting just one day. Your pharmacist will advise you on how to manage any symptoms,
  • The flu virus changes each year this is why a new flu vaccine has to be given each year.

Contact flu@meagherspharmacy.ie for any queries you may have or contact any of our stores to get an appointment.

Why choose us:

  • We have 9 Pharmacies located across Dublin with early morning and late-night opening
  • 21 specially trained pharmacists, available to answer any queries you may have prior to your vaccination – just pop into any of our stores!
  • Option of weekend appointments in a number of our locations