The seasonal flu vaccine (flu jab) protects agains four strains of the flu virus. These are the strains most likely to be circulating this flu season.
The vaccine is available every year to adults and children at risk of flu and its complications.
You need to get a new vaccine every Autumn. This is because the strains of the flu virus change. This is why it is called seasonal flu. But people commonly call it “flu”.
The flu vaccine is available as a nasal spray for children 2 to 17.
If you meet any of the criteria below you are eligible for a free flu vaccine:
- You're 65 years of age and over
- You're pregnant
- You're a child aged 2 to 17 years
- You're an adult or child aged 6 months or older with a long-term health condition like: chronic heart/liver disease, chronic renal failure, respiratory disease, chronic neurological disease, diabetes mellitus haemoglobinopathies, morbid obesity, immunosuppression due to disease or treatment (including treatment for cancer), are a child with a moderate to severe neurodevelopmental disorder.
- You were born with Down syndrome
- You live in a nursing home or other long-term care facility
- You work in healthcare
- You are a carer or live with someone who is at risk of flu because of a long-term health condition
- You are a carer or live with someone who has Down syndrome
- People who are in regular contact with pigs, poultry or waterfowl should get the flu vaccine.
The emergency contraceptive pill, often called "the morning after pill", is a pill that you take after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. It is now available without prescription in Ireland, and is available from Crowley's Pharmacy. Our trained pharmacist will take you through a few simple questions in our private consultation room to ascertain if the emergency contraceptive / morning after pill is suitable for you. The whole process shouldn't take longer than 10 minutes and doesn't require an appointment.
Quitting smoking is one the invaluable things you can do for you and your health. At Crowley’s Pharmacy, we understand that quitting smoking can be difficult and we are here to help.
We stock a range of nicotine replacement products including patches, gum, lozenges, sprays and inhalers. Our pharmacist will help you choose the best products to suit your needs based on your smoking habits to give you the best chance of success.
The BMI is one of the most accurate ways to determine whether or not an adult is overweight. BMI uses a person’s weight and height to gauge body fat. It can be calculated by dividing a person’s weight (in kilograms) by his or her height (in meters, squared). Our expert team of dedicated healthcare professionals will be more than happy to provide customers with an assessment of their Body-Mass Index (BMI).
Free Home Delivery
If you are housebound or in these Covid times you would prefer stay at home, Crowley's Pharmacy will deliver free to your door in the Dunmanway and surrounding areas. Please speak to one of our team to arrange this service.
If you need help with asthma care and asthma treatments, we offer a range of products to help including nebulisers and spacers. You can also visit us to avail of our free Asthma Inhaler Technique service to help you better understand and manage your symptoms.
Our Passport Photo Service meets the photographic requirements for all the following:
- Irish and EU Biometric Passport
- US Pass and Visa
- Canadian Passport and Visa
- Australian Passport and Visa
We will take your passport photo and email it to you in a format that can be used to apply for your passport online. We can also print your photos if you would prefer to apply by post. You don’t need to make an appointment for our Passport Photo Service and your photos will be processed while you wait.
Blister Pack Medication
Let Crowley's Pharmacy Blister Pack your medication for FREE. The Crowley's Pharmacy Blister Pack is a Medication Monitoring System that organizes your prescriptions to ensure that you take the correct medications at the correct time of the day.
Blood Pressure Check
High blood pressure usually has no symptoms so it’s important to check regularly. The higher your blood pressure, the greater your risk of heart attack or stroke, heart failure, kidney failure and poor circulation in your legs. At Crowley’s we offer a FREE blood pressure measurement service.
Hampers Made to Order
We are always happy to make up hampers of any size and budget from our wide range of brands. We cater for any event or celebration.
Popular Hampers Include:
- New Mum and Baby Hamper
- Birthday Hamper
- Ultimate Pamper Hamper
- Girls Pamper Night Hamper
- Hen Party Hamper
Please call us on 023 8845471 and we will be delighted to arrange the perfect hamper for you.
You can now ask your GP to send your prescription via email to our pharmacy. With the recent change in prescription laws as a result of the pandemic, your GP can now send a legal prescription via Healthmail- a safe and secure email portal exclusively for healthcare professionals who work with the HSE. This electronic prescription replaces the traditional paper prescription and the need for you to collect the prescription. The email address your GP can forward prescriptions to: firstname.lastname@example.org