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From TheJournal.ie Concerns over 'significant delay' in delivery of flu vaccine from HSE supplier Supplies

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Facebook removes Trump post for minimising dangers of Covid-19 Flu

Facebook removes Trump post for minimising dangers of Covid-19

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

From TheJournal.ie The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know Vaccination

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you plan to get the flu vaccine this upcoming winter? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

From TheJournal.ie HSE set to face difficult task in reaching flu vaccination targets for healthcare staff Flu Season

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Testing capacity must be able to meet demand when flu season arrives, finds Covid committee report Symptoms Overlap

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 is worse in cold weather, research suggests Flu Season

Covid-19 is worse in cold weather, research suggests

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

From TheJournal.ie Pharmacists call for flu vaccine to be free for everyone Covid-19

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.

From TheJournal.ie HSE apologises to those affected by overcrowded emergency departments as some hospitals ban visitors Don't Visit

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dublin and Cork hospitals restrict visitors as they deal with high numbers of patients with flu Influenza

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Flu season to last another five weeks, HSE warns Wrap Up

Flu season to last another five weeks, HSE warns

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Significant' increase in the number of over-75s attending emergency departments Flu Season

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie There's a 'significant' 11.8% increase in the number of people on trolleys this winter Flu Season

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

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

From TheJournal.ie HSE urges people with the flu to stay away from hospitals

HSE urges people with the flu to stay away from hospitals

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

From TheJournal.ie HSE urges high-risk people to get flu vaccine as virus is 'actively circulating' Flu Jab

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

The latest figures show that the flu rate has spiked.

From TheJournal.ie HSE urges public to get flu vaccine as data shows annual flu season could hit 'within weeks' Cold Snap

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 38 people have died so far this flu season as hospitalisations rise Winter Plan

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 34 people have died from the flu so far this season Flu Season

34 people have died from the flu so far this season

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

From TheJournal.ie HSE reports 25 deaths in flu season but says it appears to have hit its peak Outbreak

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Meningitis: HSE expert says rate of uptake of vaccine boosters is 'very disappointing' Hse Warning

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Over 3,000 people attended emergency departments in Ireland yesterday HSE

Over 3,000 people attended emergency departments in Ireland yesterday

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Colds, flus and bugs: How to stay healthy and fight infections this Christmas season Getting Better

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU Vaccines

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 55 people have died during this year's flu season Peak Flu

55 people have died during this year's flu season

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 34 people have died so far from the flu this season Flu Season

34 people have died so far from the flu this season

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Holding your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze is a very bad idea Warning

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's what you need to know about the flu going around Mind Your Health This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Just one third of hospital nurses have had the flu jab despite raffles and free coffee incentives Vaccine

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.

From TheJournal.ie Children with flu symptoms urged to stay home from school as virus strain hits young hardest Influenza B

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie A number of people have died due to flu, as two strains of the virus hit Ireland Postponed Surgeries

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.

From TheJournal.ie Surgeries at Cork hospital cancelled for two weeks as flu and 'revelry' make their impact Busy Period

Surgeries at Cork hospital cancelled for two weeks as flu and 'revelry' make their impact

The move is an attempt to ease pressure on services over the busy Christmas period.

From TheJournal.ie People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness Under The Weather

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.

From TheJournal.ie Flu vaccine can protect children who receive it, as well as younger siblings - research Vaccinations

Flu vaccine can protect children who receive it, as well as younger siblings - research

The HSE is urging all those at risk to get vaccinated.

From TheJournal.ie There's a new flu-forecasting tool to help predict seasonal outbreaks Viral War

There's a new flu-forecasting tool to help predict seasonal outbreaks

The new model for forecasting seasonal outbreaks makes better predictions by factoring in how much the virus changed compared to recent years.

From TheJournal.ie A patch on the wrist could deliver flu vaccine instead of needle Flu Patch

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.

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