Pharmacy Services

Welcome to Glengariff Pharmacy, your award-winning local pharmacists, serving Bantry, Beara, Castletownbere, Kenmare and West Cork. Your friendly chemists and beauticians are here to serve local families with medication, online pharmacy products, beauty salon and healthcare services.

Winter Flu Vaccination Service

Flu is a common viral infection that’s easily spread to other people through coughs and sneezes. Flu symptoms include a fever, headache, sore throat and an aching body. Viruses that cause flu are the most common during the winter months. Flu strains can change from year to year, which means last year’s vaccination may not protect you from this season’s flu strains. Over time, protection from the flu vaccination also decreases, which is another reason to keep up to date with your flu vaccinations.

The best way to help protect yourself and others from catching and spreading the flu, is to get the flu vaccination every year. Our Winter Flu Vaccination Service is a simple and convenient way to help protect against the flu. The flu vaccine administered by injection is available for those aged 18 and over.  Children aged two to 17 years can get the nasal flu vaccine. Not only will getting the flu vaccine help protect your child against flu, but it will also help reduce the spread of flu to others.

The Winter Flu Vaccine is free to some patients, and is €30 for private patients.

Please see our Winter Flu Vaccination Service online application form for more details.

Covid Antigen Test Service

You can now get an antigen test and EU Digital Covid Certificate in West’ Cork’s Glengarriff Pharmacy.

What is a Covid Antigen Test?

It is a nose swab antigen test to check for a current COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection. The pharmacist will take a swab from each nostril. If your test is negative, you will be emailed an EU Digital Covid Certificate in less than an hour which you can upload to your phone (Covid Tracker App or similar).

Antigen tests are not as accurate as a PCR test and are designed to detect the virus at levels that are more likely to mean you’re infectious and could spread the infection to others.

Who is the test suitable for?

The test is suitable for all adults, and children 8 years and older.

For more information and to book your Covid Antigen Test, click here.

COVID-19 Vaccination Service

COVID-19 is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways, and sometimes other parts of your body. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus. COVID-19 is highly infectious. It spreads through the air through droplets produced when people cough or sneeze, or when they touch surfaces where the droplets have landed and then touch their eyes, nose or mouth. COVID-19 can cause serious illness, hospitalisation and even death.

Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent infectious diseases. They prepare your immune system (your body’s natural defences) to recognise and defend itself against a specific virus.

If you are 16 years of age or older and have NOT yet received a COVID-19 vaccine, then please register your details using the form on our booking page, and we will be in touch with you once we have an available appointment. We currently have great availability of Pfizer vaccines and we are holding clinics every week. If you are the parent of guardian of a 12 to 15 year old you can also complete the booking form. We will phone you with an appointment date and time. A parent or guardian will need to attend to sign in person on the day.

This is a free service to all patients.

Vitamin B12 Injections

If your doctor has prescribed you Vitamin B12 Injections, our pharmacists can administer them in line with your dosing schedule.

in order to avail of the service patients need to:

There is a €15 administration charge for the service.

It is important that you continue to visit your doctor for any monitoring or scheduled reviews of your medication.

Please call us on 027 63744 or send us an email at to make an appointment.

Medication Use Review

This involves the pharmacist conducting a structured review of medicines usage with the patient. The aim of this service is to improve patient knowledge, concordance and use of medicines.

Smoking Cessation

However difficult it may be, we believe that taking the decision to quit smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health. Book your private consultation with us, and we will determine the best quitting program for you, which will be tailored to your goals, smoking habits and lifestyle. In addition, we organise frequent follow-ups to make sure that you are on-track, or to assist you in getting back on-track.

Hosiery Measurement

Compression hosiery is specially designed to help you manage numerous conditions which affect your legs and ankles. It can help to prevent, treat and ease the pain and symptoms of swollen legs and ankles. They are particularly helpful if you’re pregnant, suffer from varicose veins, leg ulcers, spend a lot of time on your feet. for those going on a long journey they help to prevent deep vein thrombosis. Book your free consultation and we will measure and advise on the best hosiery for you. Finally, we will order your item, and phone you when it arrives into stock.

Weight Management

Our free weight and BMI measurements form part of our weight management programme. We also include a complimentary blood pressure measurement for those wishing to avail of it. Your can avail of one-to-one support and advice that will help and assist you in your weight loss journey. Book a consultation online at a time which suits you, and we will motivate and support you – providing advice on suitable weight loss products to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

Blood Pressure Management

High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is one of the main causes of heart attacks and strokes, it can also damage the eyes and kidneys. In most cases, hypertension is what is known as a “silent disease” i.e. it will produce no symptoms even while damaging the body. This is why it is important to have your blood pressure checked periodically, even if you feel fine.

Checking your blood pressure is a quick and painless procedure. A cuff is wrapped around the upper arm and this cuff is then inflated and slowly deflated, allowing your blood pressure to be read. Your pharmacist will then be able to tell you if your BP is normal or if further action needs to be taken. You will also receive advice on how you may help to keep your blood pressure within normal limits.

Book your free Blood Pressure Measurement with one of our pharmacists and receive your results within minutes. We will also explain your results in a simple, jargon-free manner.

Pharmacist Consultation

If you wish to speak to any of our pharmacists in a more private setting, please book a free 15-minute consultation at a time that is convenient to you.  No question or request is too big or small, so please don’t hesitate to book in and we will do our utmost to help you in any way we can.

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