Important information for our members:
Flu Vaccine – Winter 2020

As you will be aware the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we all live our lives and run our businesses. This in turn has had an impact on the Flu Vaccination Programme for Winter 2020.
 
Unfortunately, this year there is a very limited supply in the market of vaccines for people who do not fall into an at-risk group.

If you fall into an at-risk group

You can get the flu vaccine under the HSE Flu Vaccine programme for free if you:

  • are 65 years of age and over

  • are pregnant
  • are a child aged 2 to 12 years (new for 2020/2021)
  • are an adult or child aged 6 months or older with a long-term health condition
  • were born with Down syndrome
  • live in a nursing home or other long-term care facility

We suggest you read more detailed information here to see if you are eligible for a free vaccine: https://www.hse.ie/eng/health/immunisation/pubinfo/flu-vaccination/about-the-vaccine/ 

If you do not fall into an at-risk group

As an Irish Life Health customer, claims for Flu vaccines administered by your GP can be made under the GP visit benefit, where this benefit is available on your plan. Where the Flu vaccine is administered by a nurse or pharmacy, this can also be claimed under the GP visit benefit on your plan between 1st October and 31st December 2020.

Please refer to your Table of Cover for full details of the level of cover available to you under this benefit and note that an outpatient/day to day excess may apply.
 
You can make your claim by submitting your receipt through the Irish Life Health member app or website.  

Update on vaccines provided by Tropical Medical Bureau (TMB)

Some Irish Life Health members will have a specific flu vaccination benefit with our provider partner TMB.  Unfortunately, TMB have advised us that they have a restricted supply of the flu vaccine at the moment and are unable to take appointments. We are very sorry for this inconvenience.

As an alternative, claims for Flu vaccines administered by your GP can be made under the GP visit benefit, where this benefit is available on your plan.  Where the Flu vaccine is administered by a nurse or pharmacy, this can also be claimed under the GP visit benefit on your plan between 1st October and 31st December 2020.

Please refer to your Table of Cover for full details of the level of cover available to you under this benefit and note that an outpatient/day to day excess may apply.

If you’ve any questions relating to this, please email heretohelp@irishlifehealth.ie and we’ll be very happy to help.