Free Flu Vaccine

05-December-23
Free Flu Vaccine

Lucan Community College have teamed up with Allcare Pharmacy this year to provide students with a FREE Flu nasal vaccine. Allcare Pharmacy are setting up a vaccination clinic within the school for any parents who would like their child to receive the flu vaccine. All of our experienced vaccinators are qualified pharmacists who have undertaken specialist training. Children are offered a nasal spray as it is quick, painless and is more effective than an injected vaccine. We have organised a Flu Clinic onsite in Lucan Community College on Tuesday December 19th

If you would like your child to avail of the flu nasal vaccine we will need you to complete a Flu Vaccination consent form for your child ahead of the day. Please see link to fill in your child’s consent form here.

PLEASE NOTE: For parents with more than 1 child in the school, you will need to fill in one consent form for each child. We cannot vaccinate any child without the online consent being completed in advance. Vaccination will be scheduled over the school day to suit the operational needs of the school.

For the past number of years, the HSE has offered free Flu vaccinations for children. This is because children play a key role in the transmission of flu and may pose a threat to those who are at higher risk of complications from flu such as the elderly, those who are pregnant or other children with underlying conditions. I know from first-hand experience that parents can often struggle to get vaccine appointments for their children without taking time off work or taking kids out of school. This has proven to be a barrier to vaccine uptake.Vaccination in schools will increase the uptake rate and ensure a successful flu vaccine campaign, which will help to protect the vulnerable members of our community.

HSE Information Leaflets on Children's vaccine: English | Irish | Arabic | French | Polish | Romanian | Russian | Ukrainian | Czech | Slovak

If you would like to explain the process to your child this video may be helpful. Click here

Only children 2-17 years inclusive are eligible to receive this vaccine

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