Health Services

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

We are offering Booster vaccines to everybody aged 16 & over . Booster doses are Pfizer vaccines.

If you need either a first or second Covid-19 Vaccine you can also book in here.

To book an appointment call - 0419835952

How long to wait before getting a booster

You need to wait 3 months (at least 90 days) after your first round of COVID-19 vaccination before you can get a booster.

If you had COVID-19 since you were vaccinated, you should get your booster dose at least 3 months after your positive test result.

COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test for EU Travel

SARS-COVID-2 RAPID ANTIGEN TEST. A simple nasal swab test, with the result available in 15 minutes for generating the EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE €45

24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitor

Find out what happens to your blood pressure over 24 hours. The 24 hour blood pressure monitor is a simple non-invasive investigation. You wear a small device on your waist connected to a cuff on your arm for 24 hours. Measurements are taken every 30 minutes during the day and night. Normal daily activities are not affected.

What are the advantages of a 24 hour Blood Pressure Monitor?
You can have this investigation undertaken in our pharmacy here in Drogheda Town Centre at your convenience. Just talk to our pharmacy staff to book an appointment to have the monitor fitted or phone us at (041) 9835 952. We will then remove the monitor the following day. You will be provided with a detailed report showing the changes in your blood pressure over the 24-hour period.

Your results from the 24 hour Blood Pressure Monitor can then be forwarded to your GP or Consultant if you wish.

This monitor takes readings at set intervals during the 24 hours. This service monitors changes to your blood pressure more accurately throughout the day and night. It also helps to eliminate the ‘white-coat phenomenon’. This occurs when a person’s blood pressure is known to rise due to the stress of attending a Doctor. Many Doctors use 24-hour monitoring before deciding whether you need to be started on medication to lower your blood pressure, or whether your medication needs to be changed.

The cost of the service is €55.

Download brochure here.

Blood Pressure Check

You can drop in any time to Town Centre Pharmacy Drogheda to have your Blood Pressure checked.

Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood in your arteries. Your heart pumps blood around your arteries by contracting and relaxing. When your heart contracts your blood pressure is at its highest point and this is called systolic pressure, when your heart relaxes between beats this is called diastolic pressure. The 2 pressures are written as 2 numbers eg.120 over 80mm hg. The target for the general population is to have a blood pressure below 140 over 85. For people who have had a stroke cardiac event or diabetes the target is to have a blood pressure below 130 over 80.

High blood pressure (also known as Hypertension) is when the blood pressure is constantly higher than the recommended level putting you at a higher risk of heart attack or a stroke. High blood pressure rarely makes a person unwell. The following contributes to high blood pressure, not enough exercise, overweight, too much salt in diet, smoking, not eating enough fruit and vegetables, genetic reasons, excess alcohol. If you do develop high blood pressure your doctor can prescribe medication to help reduce your blood pressure and protect your heart. We will measure your blood pressure using our Omron approved meter or we may recommend our Dabl Spacelab 24 hour monitor which is worn for 24 hours and gives an overview of your blood pressure over that period.

View the 'Manage your Blood Pressure’ leaflet here.

Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception (sometimes called the ‘morning after pill’) is available from the Town Centre Pharmacy without prescription. Our specially trained pharmacists can dispense the Morning After Pill discreetly in a private consultation room, providing you with all the advice you will need.

Remember, Emergency Contraception / Morning After Pill cannot protect against a sexually transmitted infection.

Talk to your Pharmacist or Doctor if you have any questions about STI’s or visit  www.thinkcontraception.ie for more information.

 

View this leaflet for more information.

Find a Guide to Sexually Transmitted Diseases here.

Flu Vaccine Clinic

Due to legislative changes introduced by the government and the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI), our trained and qualified pharmacists are now able to administer the Flu vaccine.

Do I need to book?
You can either book a time slot that suits you or you can just call in to us and see if we can do the vaccination while you wait.

What is seasonal flu (influenza)?
Seasonal flu is a highly infectious viral illness of the respiratory tract that can be life threatening.

Can flu cause serious illness?
Flu is a serious illness with most deaths from seasonal flu occurring in people aged 65 years and over. Swine Flu, a new flu virus, caused a pandemic in 2009 and infected in particular young children, pregnant women and those under 65 years with long term medical conditions.

Is it cold or flu?
Flu symptoms come on suddenly with a fever, muscle aches, headache and fatigue. A cold is a much less serious illness than flu and usually starts gradually with a sore throat and a blocked or runny nose.

How does the seasonal flu vaccine work?
Seasonal flu vaccine helps the person’s immune system to produce antibodies to the flu virus.

How safe is flu vaccine?
Seasonal flu vaccines have been given for more than 60 years to millions of people worldwide. Reactions are generally mild and serious side effects are very rare.

What can I expect after vaccination?
The most common side effects will be mild and may include:
- Soreness
- Redness
- Swelling at injection site

Some people may also experience:
- Headache
- Fever
- Aches
- Tiredness

This is not the flu and will pass after a day or so.

Support Stocking Measuring Service

Improve your legs’ performance with correctly fitted compression stockings or socks.

Compression hosiery help alleviate discomfort and restore energy to sore, achy legs by promoting blood flow and controlling, and preventing swelling in your ankles, legs and feet.

By improving circulation and reducing swelling, discomfort and fatigue from your legs to your feet, compression hosiery reduce risks of blood clots and venous and lymphatic diseases, as well as improve your legs overall performance.

Our fully trained Healthcare advisors will ensure you are accurately measured and fitted with the correct product for you.

For more information contact (041) 9835 952 or ask in store.