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#flu season

# flu-season - Friday 9 October, 2020

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.

# flu-season - Saturday 12 September, 2020

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.

# flu-season - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Patients with respiratory illness to be tested for Covid-19 'irrespective of community levels' during flu season

The HSPC also outlined testing recommendations for a number of settings including nursing homes and workplaces.

# flu-season - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Winter flu vaccine campaign gears up to prevent 'dual outbreaks' of influenza and Covid-19

For the first time, children aged 2-12 are also entitled to a free flu vaccine.

# flu-season - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

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.

# flu-season - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Colds, flus and Covid-19 combined could overwhelm Irish health system this winter, experts warn

Flu season normally puts the Irish health system under strain.

# flu-season - Monday 6 January, 2020

Overcrowding in Cork hospitals leads to cancellation of some surgeries

The overcrowding has been made worse by flu season, according to the HSE.

# flu-season - Friday 3 January, 2020

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.

# flu-season - Thursday 2 January, 2020

Flu season to last another five weeks, HSE warns

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

# flu-season - Monday 30 December, 2019

'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.

# flu-season - Friday 27 December, 2019

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.

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-season - 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-season - Thursday 21 November, 2019

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.

# flu-season - Thursday 14 February, 2019

34 people have died from the flu so far this season

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

# flu-season - Thursday 18 October, 2018

'Patient safety takes priority': Calls to make flu jab mandatory for frontline health workers

Anyone who refuses is recommended to wear a mask or be assigned elsewhere, according to a new report by the Royal College of Physicians.

# flu-season - Thursday 25 January, 2018

34 people have died so far from the flu this season

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

# flu-season - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

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.

# flu-season - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Seven people have died from flu this winter as medics warn people to take care

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre said 341 people were admitted to hospital for flu in the last two weeks of 2016.

# flu-season - Thursday 5 January, 2017

More beds and help from the private sector: How the HSE plans on beating overcrowding

Outbreaks of flu and the vomiting bug have put added pressure on the health service.

# flu-season - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge 15 tweets that everyone in the throes of cold season will relate to Sniffing Vicks

# flu-season - Monday 7 October, 2013

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# flu-season - Friday 4 January, 2013

Scientists look at weather to predict illness outbreaks

Data from various weather events beginning to help predict conditions in which a disease will flourish.