Free Flu Vaccine
Get your flu vaccine to protect yourself and protect others this flu season
Flu vaccine is now available for HSE staff and it’s easier than ever to get it at a time that’s convenient for you with the Swiftqueue online booking system.
If you work in healthcare you are 10 times more likely to get the flu.
Getting the flu vaccine is the best way to help protect yourself and patients in healthcare settings from getting the flu.
This flu season presents a real challenge to our health services that are already under pressure as a result of COVID -19. We have seen enormous efforts from staff this year to control the spread of COVID-19 in healthcare settings and in the community. Healthcare workers across the country worked tirelessly, made huge sacrifices and continue to do so as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Getting the Flu Vaccine is a simple way for us to help control the spread of flu in healthcare settings and in the community.
The flu vaccine is available free of charge to healthcare workers and carers, to protect you and to prevent the spread of flu to the vulnerable people you care for. You can get your Vaccine from your local flu clinic, your local GP or your local pharmacy. See below for more information on how to get the vaccine and get your flu certificate.
Swiftqueue booking system for your local Flu Clinic
Simply click here www.swiftqueue.com/hse-staff-flu.php and select your county to book your Flu Vaccine clinic appointment. When you get your vaccine, your flu certificate will be emailed to you. Keep this for your own records and, if necessary, you can then forward it to your manager. If you need any help or support using the system contact your local flu lead or swiftqueue support. If your area of the health service is using a booking system other than swiftqueue you will be notified locally of where and when you can get your vaccine. The most important thing is that you get the vaccine to protect yourself and protect others.
Local GP or local Pharmacy
The Vaccine is free so simply get in touch with your local GP or Pharmacist to book your Flu Vaccine. Once you have been vaccinated you still need to log in to swiftqueue to register your vaccine and get your certificate. Your GP or Pharmacists will give you a flu card with date of vaccine and batch number. Keep it safe as you will need this to get your vaccine certificate. To get your certificate you will need to follow these steps
- Go to the Swiftqueue page
- Click county to find your clinic
- Click to book appointment, this will take you to Log in page
- Click to complete HSE flu vaccination form
- Fill in work details - this is to help with reporting.
- Arrow down to the bottom of the form to the Question ‘Have you already received flu Vaccine this season?’ If You click yes, this will take you to where you can log your details of where you had the vaccination
- Click Submit and a Certification will be sent to you to the email provided.
Visit HSE.ie/flu for more information
Healthcare workers are at an increased risk of getting flu. At least 20% of healthcare workers are infected with flu every year. Everyone working in a healthcare setting should get the flu vaccine.