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Get the Flu Vaccine - Not the Flu


Influenza is a highly infectious acute respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. Influenza affects people of all ages. Outbreaks of influenza occur almost every year, usually in winter, which is why it is also known as seasonal flu.  A person carrying the virus can spread the illness by coughing or sneezing. A person can spread the virus from 1-2 days before they develop symptoms and for up to a week after symptoms develop. 

Anyone can get the flu but it is more severe in people aged 65 years and over and anyone with a chronic medical condition. Chronic medical conditions include chronic heart conditions, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes mellitus and immunosupression due to disease or treatment. Pregnant women have also been found to be at increased risk of the complications of flu. These groups of people are strongly recommended to have an annual influenza vaccination.

The latest flu vaccine is available in Carlton Clinic from early September so book your appointment now and get the best protection against flu.  It's free to medical card holders and costs €15 per person for private patients.

Opening Hours

Over the Easter weekend we are open on Friday morning from 830-1030 for emergencies. EDoc opens at 2pm and will be open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10am - 6pm

Monday to Thursday - 08:00 to 19:00
Fridays -  08:00 to 18:00

Our phones lines open from 08:30 until 17:00 with closure at lunch from 12.30-13.30. Reception remains open for patient check in, collections and emergencies. Call 087 908 2813 if you have an urgent medical requirement.

Occasionally for staff meetings we close the phone lines, when this happens there will be an emergency number to dial

Outside of clinic hours, from 6pm to 8am and at weekends please call EDoc  (01) 223 4500
EDoc will operate out of Loughlinstown, St Columcilles, please note this is not a walk in service, you must call first.

Please don't send text messages to the doctor on call as they cannot be received

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Did you know... Flu Vaccine will arrive on 28th September - call us to book an appointment