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#Flu

# flu - Today’s News

FactCheck: No, the lack of hospitalisations from flu is not because cases are mistakenly being diagnosed as Covid-19
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, the lack of hospitalisations from flu is not because cases are mistakenly being diagnosed as Covid-19

18 hours ago 35,323 Views 0 Comments

The claim goes against what medical and scientific experts have observed in Ireland and other countries around the world.

# flu - Monday 4 January, 2021

'If you have flu-like symptoms, assume it's Covid and self-isolate', Holohan warns
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'If you have flu-like symptoms, assume it's Covid and self-isolate', Holohan warns

Jan 4th 2021, 7:49 PM 65,852 Views 51 Comments

He also noted that some people who have no symptoms test positive for the virus.

# flu - Friday 11 December, 2020

No cases of flu recorded by HSE so far this winter
# Influenza
# Influenza

No cases of flu recorded by HSE so far this winter

Dec 11th 2020, 10:07 AM 62,591 Views 78 Comments

Two deaths and 107 new cases of the illness were reported in the same week last year.

# flu - Monday 23 November, 2020

Pharmacists urge Government to extend free flu vaccine to teenagers
# Pharmacy Union
# Pharmacy Union

Pharmacists urge Government to extend free flu vaccine to teenagers

Nov 23rd 2020, 6:03 PM 20,457 Views 37 Comments

The uptake of the nasal flu vaccine has reportedly been low.

# flu - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

'No doses have disappeared': HSE's Colm Henry rejects claims that some flu vaccines missing
# Flu
# Flu

'No doses have disappeared': HSE's Colm Henry rejects claims that some flu vaccines missing

Nov 11th 2020, 9:32 AM 24,066 Views 24 Comments

Reports claim the HSE has suspended the distribution of the vaccine after it emerged 600,000 are missing.

# flu - Thursday 15 October, 2020

Concerns over 'significant delay' in delivery of flu vaccine from HSE supplier
# Supplies
# Supplies

Concerns over 'significant delay' in delivery of flu vaccine from HSE supplier

Oct 15th 2020, 5:46 PM 26,291 Views 20 Comments

Pharmacists have said the uncertainty about deliveries and cancellation of appointments may undermine the vaccination programme.

# flu - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Facebook removes Trump post for minimising dangers of Covid-19
# Flu
# Flu

Facebook removes Trump post for minimising dangers of Covid-19

Updated Oct 6th 2020, 9:47 PM 74,838 Views 111 Comments

The US President compares Covid-19 to the seasonal flu in the post.

# flu - Monday 28 September, 2020

The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know

Sep 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 53,094 Views 27 Comments

“The flu vaccine is one of the safest vaccines we have, it’s one of the oldest vaccines we have,” a GP said.

# flu - Sunday 27 September, 2020

Poll: Do you plan to get the flu vaccine this upcoming winter?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you plan to get the flu vaccine this upcoming winter?

Sep 27th 2020, 9:17 AM 87,136 Views 137 Comments

The flu vaccine without charge has been extended to a number of additional groups this year.

# flu - Saturday 12 September, 2020

HSE set to face difficult task in reaching flu vaccination targets for healthcare staff
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

HSE set to face difficult task in reaching flu vaccination targets for healthcare staff

Sep 12th 2020, 8:30 AM 26,171 Views 29 Comments

Rates of healthcare worker vaccine uptake, particularly in nursing homes, remain low.

# flu - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Testing capacity must be able to meet demand when flu season arrives, finds Covid committee report
# Symptoms Overlap
# Symptoms Overlap

Testing capacity must be able to meet demand when flu season arrives, finds Covid committee report

Aug 5th 2020, 3:09 PM 11,852 Views 13 Comments

Due to the overlap in symptoms between flu and Covid-19, testing capacity must be able to meet demand, finds report.

# flu - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Covid-19 is worse in cold weather, research suggests
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

Covid-19 is worse in cold weather, research suggests

Jul 21st 2020, 2:57 PM 37,167 Views 39 Comments

Experts warn that their findings paint a grim picture for the colder weather, when it is thought the disease may re-emerge.

# flu - Friday 1 May, 2020

Pharmacists call for flu vaccine to be free for everyone
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pharmacists call for flu vaccine to be free for everyone

May 1st 2020, 12:39 PM 24,239 Views 48 Comments

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 - Monday 6 January, 2020

HSE apologises to those affected by overcrowded emergency departments as some hospitals ban visitors
# Don't Visit
# Don't Visit

HSE apologises to those affected by overcrowded emergency departments as some hospitals ban visitors

Updated Jan 6th 2020, 6:00 PM 19,296 Views 37 Comments

Hospitals in Cork, Waterford, and South Tipperary have all imposed strict visiting restrictions.

# flu - Friday 3 January, 2020

Dublin and Cork hospitals restrict visitors as they deal with high numbers of patients with flu
# Influenza
# Influenza

Dublin and Cork hospitals restrict visitors as they deal with high numbers of patients with flu

Updated Jan 3rd 2020, 5:38 PM 27,844 Views 66 Comments

Children under 12 are not permitted to visit the hospital, it said today.

# flu - Thursday 2 January, 2020

Flu season to last another five weeks, HSE warns
# Wrap Up
# Wrap Up

Flu season to last another five weeks, HSE warns

Jan 2nd 2020, 9:44 PM 20,140 Views 15 Comments

There has been a marked increase in flu presentations in comparison to last year.

# flu - Monday 30 December, 2019

'Significant' increase in the number of over-75s attending emergency departments
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

'Significant' increase in the number of over-75s attending emergency departments

Dec 30th 2019, 2:34 PM 11,853 Views 10 Comments

There has been marked increase in general in the number of people attending EDs and being admitted to hospital compared to the same time last year.

# flu - Friday 27 December, 2019

There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter

Dec 27th 2019, 3:59 PM 9,043 Views 19 Comments

“200 more people a day tend an Emergency Department now than when I became Minister for Health,” Harris claimed today.

# flu - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

HSE urges people with the flu to stay away from hospitals

HSE urges people with the flu to stay away from hospitals

Dec 17th 2019, 1:45 PM 14,411 Views 35 Comments

Do not go unless you are an at-risk person or your flu is getting worse after a week, Dr Vida Hamilton has advised.

# flu - Thursday 12 December, 2019

HSE urges high-risk people to get flu vaccine as virus is 'actively circulating'
# Flu Jab
# Flu Jab

HSE urges high-risk people to get flu vaccine as virus is 'actively circulating'

Dec 12th 2019, 5:44 PM 37,337 Views 45 Comments

The latest figures show that the flu rate has spiked.

# flu - Thursday 21 November, 2019

HSE urges public to get flu vaccine as data shows annual flu season could hit 'within weeks'
# Cold Snap
# Cold Snap

HSE urges public to get flu vaccine as data shows annual flu season could hit 'within weeks'

Nov 21st 2019, 4:39 PM 18,047 Views 20 Comments

The executive briefed the media on the latest update on its ‘winter plan’ today.

# flu - Thursday 21 February, 2019

38 people have died so far this flu season as hospitalisations rise
# Winter Plan
# Winter Plan

38 people have died so far this flu season as hospitalisations rise

Feb 21st 2019, 7:30 PM 12,917 Views 19 Comments

There are 112 confirmed cases where people were admitted to critical care units over the flu.

# flu - Thursday 14 February, 2019

34 people have died from the flu so far this season
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

34 people have died from the flu so far this season

Feb 14th 2019, 7:31 PM 20,722 Views 24 Comments

The majority of people who died were over the age of 65.

# flu - Thursday 31 January, 2019

HSE reports 25 deaths in flu season but says it appears to have hit its peak
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

HSE reports 25 deaths in flu season but says it appears to have hit its peak

Jan 31st 2019, 5:38 PM 8,063 Views 1 Comment

There have been more than 1,000 hospital admissions during this flu season.

# flu - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Meningitis: HSE expert says rate of uptake of vaccine boosters is 'very disappointing'
# Hse Warning
# Hse Warning

Meningitis: HSE expert says rate of uptake of vaccine boosters is 'very disappointing'

Jan 10th 2019, 5:30 PM 19,349 Views 33 Comments

The HSE yesterday issued an initial warning after the deaths of three people.

# flu - Monday 7 January, 2019

'Not too late to get vaccinated': Swine flu can be 'very dangerous', warns minister
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

'Not too late to get vaccinated': Swine flu can be 'very dangerous', warns minister

Jan 7th 2019, 2:24 PM 32,546 Views 28 Comments

A significant increase in cases of the H1N1 strain has been reported.

# flu - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Over 3,000 people attended emergency departments in Ireland yesterday
# HSE
# HSE

Over 3,000 people attended emergency departments in Ireland yesterday

Jan 1st 2019, 6:02 PM 39,463 Views 57 Comments

The HSE is encouraging people to go to their GP where possible, instead of attending hospitals.

# flu - Friday 28 December, 2018

Flu levels are low, but we're about to enter 'an extremely busy time for the health service'
# Get Vaccinated
# Get Vaccinated

Flu levels are low, but we're about to enter 'an extremely busy time for the health service'

Dec 28th 2018, 1:11 PM 10,489 Views 5 Comments

Demand for the GP out-of-hours service remains high and similar to last year.

# flu - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Colds, flus and bugs: How to stay healthy and fight infections this Christmas season
# Getting Better
# Getting Better

Colds, flus and bugs: How to stay healthy and fight infections this Christmas season

Dec 13th 2018, 6:15 AM 25,217 Views 18 Comments

The HSE National Clinical Advisor Dr Vida Hamilton tells us how to stay well, and where to go if we do get sick.

# flu - Friday 7 December, 2018

Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU

Dec 7th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,891 Views 46 Comments

There has been an increase in HPV uptake rates to 65% in 2018.

# flu - Thursday 1 February, 2018

55 people have died during this year's flu season
# Peak Flu
# Peak Flu

55 people have died during this year's flu season

Feb 1st 2018, 3:56 PM 18,105 Views 26 Comments

The HSE says that we may have reached peak flu season this week.

# flu - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Scientist warn of global pandemics: 'We know that it is coming, but we have no way of stopping it'
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Scientist warn of global pandemics: 'We know that it is coming, but we have no way of stopping it'

Jan 28th 2018, 4:00 PM 69,285 Views 64 Comments

At Davos, the World Health Organisation spoke about disease as a threat to humanity.

# flu - Thursday 25 January, 2018

34 people have died so far from the flu this season
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

34 people have died so far from the flu this season

Jan 25th 2018, 2:30 PM 17,039 Views 37 Comments

The number of cases of flu continued to rise over the past week.

# flu - Sunday 21 January, 2018

The 1918 pandemic killed millions - Now scientists are trying to design a stronger flu shot to prevent a repeat
# Fighting Back
# Fighting Back

The 1918 pandemic killed millions - Now scientists are trying to design a stronger flu shot to prevent a repeat

Jan 21st 2018, 9:45 AM 18,771 Views 53 Comments

There’s currently no way to predict what strain of the shape-shifting flu virus could trigger another pandemic.

# flu - Tuesday 16 January, 2018

Holding your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze is a very bad idea
# Warning
# Warning

Holding your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze is a very bad idea

Jan 16th 2018, 6:20 AM 57,026 Views 21 Comments

It caused one man to rupture the back of his throat, leaving him barely able to speak or swallow.

# flu - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Here's what you need to know about the flu going around
# Mind Your Health
# Mind Your Health

Here's what you need to know about the flu going around

Updated Jan 9th 2018, 7:30 PM 34,445 Views 19 Comments

With the various strains of flu going around you can likely get sick multiple times if you haven’t been vaccinated.

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

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

Jan 9th 2018, 6:15 AM 13,192 Views 60 Comments

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

# flu - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Children with flu symptoms urged to stay home from school as virus strain hits young hardest
# Influenza B
# Influenza B

Children with flu symptoms urged to stay home from school as virus strain hits young hardest

Jan 4th 2018, 6:46 PM 39,353 Views 34 Comments

Health officials fear a significant outbreak of the disease when schools reopen next week.

# flu - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Poll: Have you got the flu vaccine?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you got the flu vaccine?

Jan 2nd 2018, 9:33 AM 28,064 Views 84 Comments

Two strains have been recorded in Ireland.

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

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

Jan 2nd 2018, 8:58 AM 38,956 Views 23 Comments

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

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