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Covid 19 Vaccine

Covid 19 Vaccine


Johnstons Pharmacy is delighted to be participating in the national Covid-19 vaccine rollout. It's now possible to register for a Covid-19 Vaccination with us. 

We will be offering the Covid-19 vaccine from our stores at:

  • Lanesborough
  • Longford Town; Teffia Park
  • Longford Town; New Street
  • Ballygar, Co Galway 

Please feel free to get in contact with us at those locations where we will be happy to take your details to register your interest. 

Please note that we cannot guarantee an appointment as supply is limited and is dependant on delivery from the HSE. 

Please allow 30 minutes on the day of your appointment as you will need to wait for 15 minutes after the vaccine is administered for observation. 

What is Seasonal Flu?

Flu is a common infection of the upper respiratory tract caused by the flu virus. It usually occurs during the winter months. For most people, it is an unpleasant but not a life-threatening illness.

Influenza (flu) is a highly infectious acute respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. It is an acute illness of the upper and lower respiratory tracts. Influenza affects people of all ages with outbreaks occurring almost every winter season. The flu is usually a self-limiting illness with most people recovering in 2-7 days.

However, flu has the potential to be severe and can cause serious illness and death, particularly in the very young and in the elderly. It is recommended that all patients in at-risk groups receive the vaccin


   Click here to register for the Flu Vaccine 

About the Flu Vaccine

The Flu Vaccine is now available in all our Johnston’s Pharmacy stores. We have a team of very experienced Pharmacists who provide a convenient and comfortable service. 

There are a number of different variations of the flu virus in circulation each year and the type of flu virus in circulation can change each year. This is why a new flu vaccine needs to be given every year. The flu vaccine helps your immune system to produce antibodies to fight the flu virus. When someone who has been vaccinated comes into contact with the virus, these antibodies attack the virus preventing infection.

Who should get the Vaccine?

The best time to get the flu vaccine is before the flu season starts.

It is available from October to the end of April each year.

Getting the flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself against flu. The vaccine starts to work after about 2 weeks. The flu vaccine helps your immune system produce antibodies to fight infection. Having the vaccine can stop you from getting sick if you come in contact with the flu virus.

Anyone over the age of 2 years is eligible to get the vaccine at Johnston's Pharmacy.

For those who are in the following at risk groups the vaccine is free:

  • At-risk patients
  • • All patients aged 65 years and over
  • • Pregnant women
  • • Healthcare workers
  • • Carers
  • • Patients with long term health conditions such as chronic heart disease, chronic liver disease, chronic renal failure, chronic respiratory disease including COPD, Cystic fibrosis and asthma, chronic neurological disease, diabetes mellitus, Down Syndrome, morbid obesity, Haemoglobinopathies , immunosuppression due to disease or treatment.
  • • People with regular contact with pigs, poultry or water fowl. 

For more information about the Flu and the Flu Vaccine 


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