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# flu-vaccine - Monday 18 May, 2020

Free flu vaccine will be available for children aged 2-12 this winter

The vaccine will also be free for people in at-risk groups and those aged 70 and over.

# flu-vaccine - Friday 1 May, 2020

Pharmacists call for flu vaccine to be free for everyone

The Irish Pharmacy Union has said a plan must be developed to stop hospitals becoming overwhelmed next winter, particularly in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

# flu-vaccine - Friday 27 December, 2019

Over 100 people are expected to die of the flu this season

Half of those attending Emergency Departments have the flu or are presenting with flu-like symptoms.

# flu-vaccine - Friday 13 December, 2019

From vaccines to sneezing etiquette: Here’s how to get through the flu season

Did you know that you can get the flu vaccine in some pharmacies for as little as €20

# flu-vaccine - Monday 8 July, 2019

HPV vaccination rates vary by county from just 40% in Kerry to 74% in parts of Dublin

The substantial variation needs further investigation, the report says.

# flu-vaccine - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Just one third of hospital nurses have had the flu jab despite raffles and free coffee incentives

The HSE ran a campaign over the last few months to encourage healthcare workers to get the vaccine.

# flu-vaccine - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Poll: Have you got the flu vaccine? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you got the flu vaccine?

Two strains have been recorded in Ireland.

A number of people have died due to flu, as two strains of the virus hit Ireland

Elective surgeries have been postponed in some hospitals in a bid to prioritise emergencies.

# flu-vaccine - Thursday 21 December, 2017

People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness

People in high-risk groups include pregnant women and those over the age of 65.

# flu-vaccine - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Poll: Would you ask your doctor if they had gotten the flu vaccine? What You Preach This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you ask your doctor if they had gotten the flu vaccine?

Uptake of the vaccine among medical workers in Ireland is “appallingly low” according to Health Minister Simon Harris.

# flu-vaccine - Monday 2 October, 2017

Patients 'have a right to ask doctors and nurses if they have received the flu vaccine'

Health Minister Simon Harris said just one third of all health workers got the vaccine last year.

# flu-vaccine - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

A patch on the wrist could deliver flu vaccine instead of needle

First human trial of the ‘microneedle patch’ that ‘punctures skin painlessly’ can be self-administered.

# flu-vaccine - Friday 12 May, 2017

Following chocolate comments, HSE says 'incentives' have helped vaccination rate rise 50%

“Vaccine hesitancy is increasingly becoming a major issue,” a HSE spokesperson said.

# flu-vaccine - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Chocolate could encourage nurses to get flu vaccine, committee hears

There was a discussion around what is causing a mistrust of vaccines, which have eradicated many diseases in Ireland.

# flu-vaccine - Monday 3 October, 2016

Here's how to get yourself vaccinated this flu season Jab

Here's how to get yourself vaccinated this flu season

At-risk groups receive tha vaccine free-of-charge.

# flu-vaccine - Friday 5 February, 2016

"Swine Flu is now a seasonal virus" - HSE moves to dampen fears over H1N1 after child's death

The health executive has offered its condolences to the family of the child who died yesterday from the flu strain.

# flu-vaccine - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Visitor restrictions at Cork University Hospital

It’s because of an outbreak of flu in the hospital.

# flu-vaccine - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

Be Gentle With Me Ministerial Pic of the Day

No comment.

# flu-vaccine - Monday 7 October, 2013

Vaccine reminder issued as HSE says 1,000 could die in severe flu season

Those in at-risk groups can get the vaccine free-of-charge from their GP or pharmacy.

# flu-vaccine - Friday 25 November, 2011

Over 480 patients affected by low-dosage flu vaccines Flu

Over 480 patients affected by low-dosage flu vaccines

An interim report by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland says an error in training led to some pharmacists giving adult patients a child’s dosage of the vaccine.

# flu-vaccine - Thursday 24 November, 2011

HSE issues warning over low dosage flu vaccines

A number of people who recently received the flu vaccine may have received too-low a dose and will need to be re-vaccinated, according to the HSE.

# flu-vaccine - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Cheaper flu vaccinations on their way at pharmacies

A visit to the GP for a flu jab can cost up to €65, but pharmacists will shortly be able to offer the service for as low as €20.

# flu-vaccine - Thursday 6 January, 2011

A TOTAL OF 114 people have been hospitalised in Ireland with swine flu. The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC) says that for the winter season up to yesterday, 33 cases of people suffering influenza A (H1N1 2009) had been admitted to intensive care units.

Now the Department of Health has issued a statement saying that around 5,400 cases of swine flu have been diagnosed in the past week alone. That is double the number in the previous seven days. Twenty-six patients of the 33 admitted to ICU in past weeks are still under intensive care.

The HSE has set up a website,, to proffer advice on getting the flu vaccine, and tips on how to manage colds and flus at home.