Flu Vaccination 2021 / 2022

We are now offering the flu vaccination at Tallaght Medical Centre.

Please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment.

The 2021 / 2022 flu vaccine

This year's seasonal flu vaccine contains protection against 4 strains of flu virus. These are recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the strains most likely to be circulating this season.

The four strains are:

  • an A/Victoria/2570/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;

  • an A/Cambodia/e0826360/2020 (H3N2)-like virus;

  • a B/Washington/02/2019 (B/Victoria lineage)-like virus; and

  • a B/Phuket/3073/2013 (B/Yamagata lineage)-like virus.

The 2021/2022 HSE seasonal vaccination programme will offer 3 vaccines:

Product NameVaccine TypeAgeManufacturerInformation

Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine

  • quadrivalent influenza vaccines, QIV

  • cultured in fertilised hens’ eggs

  • split virion, inactivated

From 6 monthsSanofi PasteurA Patient Information Leaflet and the Summary of Product Characteristics are available from www.hpra.ieFluad Tetra

  • adjuvanted (MF59C.1) quadrivalent influenza vaccines, aQIV

  • cultured in fertilised hens’ eggs

  • surface antigen, inactivated

Aged 65 years and overSeqirusA Patient Information Leaflet and the Summary of Product Characteristics are available from www.ema.ieFluenz Tetra

  • quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine, LAIV

  • produced in Vero cells and cultured in hens’ eggs

  • nasal spray suspension 

  • live attenuated

24 months to less than 18 yearsAstraZeneca ABA Patient Information Leaflet and the Summary of Product Characteristics are available from www.hpra.ie

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