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HSE REMINDER: Walk-in flu vaccination clinics for children available

  • Find your local clinic HERE for children aged 2-17

The HSE is reminding parents and caregivers that from today the 27th until 29th December 2023, there are 38 walk-in flu vaccination clinics available across the county. Children from the ages of 2-17 can avail of their free nasal flu, without the need to book an appointment.

Dr Aparna Keegan, Consultant in Public Health Medicine with the HSE’s National Immunisation Office says; “We encourage all parents to avail of these walk-in clinics as we expect flu numbers to rise over the coming weeks. With increased socialisation at this time of year the risk of contracting flu becomes greater.

“Children are more likely to contract and pass on flu and can become seriously ill as a result. Vaccinating children protects them – and their siblings, parents, grandparents and those who are vulnerable.”

Symptoms of flu in children can include:

  • high temperature
  • muscle pains
  • headache
  • extreme tiredness.

The flu vaccine gives children the best protection against flu.

Last updated on: 27 / 12 / 2023