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#Flu

# flu - Last month November 2022

Pfizer-BioNTech to test combined Covid and flu vaccine
# Two In One
# Two In One

Pfizer-BioNTech to test combined Covid and flu vaccine

Nov 3rd 2022, 12:51 PM 11,974 Views 23 Comments

Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech developed one of the most widely used vaccines to combat Covid-19.

# flu - This year 2022

Covid-19 hospitalisations are rising, so where are we with the virus heading into winter?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 hospitalisations are rising, so where are we with the virus heading into winter?

Updated Oct 14th 2022, 12:13 PM 46,127 Views 44 Comments

The Minister for Health has said there has been a “significant” increase in the number of people in hospital with Covid in recent weeks.

HSE launches winter vaccination programme with flu and Covid-19 jabs
# The Needle Has Landed
# The Needle Has Landed

HSE launches winter vaccination programme with flu and Covid-19 jabs

Oct 3rd 2022, 7:30 AM 26,739 Views 10 Comments

The HSE is inviting eligible groups to get their flu jab and their Covid-19 booster.

Flu viruses now circulating in Ireland with reported rise in cases over past week
# Flu
# Flu

Flu viruses now circulating in Ireland with reported rise in cases over past week

Updated Feb 18th 2022, 11:30 AM 33,705 Views 36 Comments

The HPSC said flu activity “significantly increased” last week.

# flu - Last year 2021

Three confirmed cases of the flu last week
# Winter Flu Season
# Winter Flu Season

Three confirmed cases of the flu last week

Nov 25th 2021, 6:01 PM 41,873 Views 24 Comments

No flu hospitalised or critical-care cases were notified during the past six weeks.

HPSC reports no new cases of flu for second week
# Flu
# Flu

HPSC reports no new cases of flu for second week

Nov 12th 2021, 11:14 AM 11,708 Views 14 Comments

Cases of another common respiratory virus are on the rise.

'Early days' for the spread of the flu as no cases reported in the last week
# Flu
# Flu

'Early days' for the spread of the flu as no cases reported in the last week

Nov 5th 2021, 4:00 PM 11,821 Views 12 Comments

The HPSC has not recorded any flu cases in the last week.

Ireland's first two flu cases of the season have been confirmed
# Influenza
# Influenza

Ireland's first two flu cases of the season have been confirmed

Oct 28th 2021, 7:10 PM 88,124 Views 45 Comments
  • The HSE recently launched its winter flu vaccine programme, with children aged 2-17 offered a flu nasal spray.
  • Usually in Ireland, 200-500 people die from the flu each winter - but there were no recorded cases last year.
  • The HPSC has said that global flu detections have increased in recent weeks, "albeit at low levels".
'No evidence' yet of flu circulating but HSE urges people to 'be prepared' for winter
# Vaccine Drive
# Vaccine Drive

'No evidence' yet of flu circulating but HSE urges people to 'be prepared' for winter

Oct 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 22,005 Views 34 Comments
  • The HSE is advising people that getting a flu jab "early on" is the best way to protect themselves, Rónán Duffy writes.
  • Usually in Ireland, between 200 and 500 people die from flu each winter.
  • However last winter there were no recorded cases transmitted in Ireland.
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?

Oct 16th 2021, 11:00 AM 47,086 Views 64 Comments

Flu vaccines usually reduce the risk of infection by 40-60%.

120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 6:30 AM 30,575 Views 29 Comments

The flu vaccine was free for children in Ireland for the first time in 2020.

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

Jan 23rd 2021, 12:05 AM 48,019 Views 0 Comments

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

'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 66,360 Views 52 Comments

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

# flu - All time

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 67,842 Views 76 Comments

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

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 20,482 Views 37 Comments

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

'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 24,120 Views 24 Comments

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

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 26,420 Views 20 Comments

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

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 74,863 Views 112 Comments

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

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 54,271 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.

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 87,224 Views 137 Comments

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

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 27,002 Views 29 Comments

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

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 11,874 Views 13 Comments

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

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 37,285 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.

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 24,372 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.

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 19,381 Views 37 Comments

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

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 27,914 Views 66 Comments

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

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 20,258 Views 15 Comments

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

'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 12,099 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.

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 9,124 Views 19 Comments

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

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 14,463 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.

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 37,410 Views 45 Comments

The latest figures show that the flu rate has spiked.

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 18,084 Views 20 Comments

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

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 12,943 Views 19 Comments

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

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 21,017 Views 23 Comments

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

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 8,100 Views 2 Comments

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

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 19,425 Views 33 Comments

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

'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 32,609 Views 31 Comments

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

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 39,526 Views 57 Comments

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

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 10,513 Views 5 Comments

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

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 25,259 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.

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