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# Flu Jab

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Pregnant women, over 65s and other at-risk groups urged to get flu vaccine
At-risk groups receive the jab free-of-charge.
All 600,000 children's nasal flu vaccine doses will be available by mid-October
All of the 600,000 children’s doses will also be available by this time.
Some 'frustration' caused by rescheduling of non-priority flu jabs, Irish Pharmacy Union says
Boots is rescheduling some not at-risk flu jab appointments due to delay in the vaccines arriving.
Irish Pharmacy Union welcomes ability to give flu vaccine off-site
Pharmacists will be able to give people the flu jab outside the pharmacy premises.
Debunked: No, children won't be banned from attending school if they don't get the flu vaccine
Children aged two to 12 years can get the flu jab for free this year, but it’s not compulsory.
HSE urges high-risk people to get flu vaccine as virus is 'actively circulating'
The latest figures show that the flu rate has spiked.
Poll: Should it be mandatory for health professionals to get the flu jab?
Just one in three nurses have received the vaccination.
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.
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.
Following chocolate comments, HSE says 'incentives' have helped vaccination rate rise 50%
“Vaccine hesitancy is increasingly becoming a major issue,” a HSE spokesperson said.
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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.
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.
Result of swine flu jab investigation expected later this year
The Health Service Executive is investigating the link between a swine flu jab and narcolepsy. This year’s vaccine does not contain the controversial Pandremix strain.