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#flu season

# flu-season - Saturday 19 February, 2022

Poll: Have you received a flu vaccine this winter?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you received a flu vaccine this winter?

Feb 19th 2022, 1:18 PM 35,116 Views 36 Comments

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre noted a significant uptick in influenza activity last week.

# flu-season - Friday 10 December, 2021

Free flu vaccine programme to be extended to people aged over 50
# Vaccine Programme
# Vaccine Programme

Free flu vaccine programme to be extended to people aged over 50

Dec 10th 2021, 3:24 PM 13,175 Views 27 Comments

The expansion of the flu vaccine programme was announced by Health Minister Stephen Donnelly this afternoon

# flu-season - Monday 4 October, 2021

Pregnant women, over 65s and other at-risk groups urged to get flu vaccine
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

Pregnant women, over 65s and other at-risk groups urged to get flu vaccine

Oct 4th 2021, 7:20 AM 18,409 Views 8 Comments

At-risk groups receive the jab free-of-charge.

# flu-season - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

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 30,557 Views 29 Comments

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

# flu-season - Friday 9 October, 2020

All 600,000 children's nasal flu vaccine doses will be available by mid-October
# Flu Jab
# Flu Jab

All 600,000 children's nasal flu vaccine doses will be available by mid-October

Oct 9th 2020, 10:00 PM 32,692 Views 30 Comments

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
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

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

Sep 12th 2020, 8:30 AM 26,856 Views 29 Comments

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
# Winter Flu
# Winter Flu

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

Sep 8th 2020, 1:44 PM 28,909 Views 8 Comments

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
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

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

Aug 25th 2020, 12:03 AM 41,123 Views 69 Comments

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
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

Covid-19 is worse in cold weather, research suggests

Jul 21st 2020, 2:57 PM 37,281 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-season - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 16th 2020, 12:05 AM 27,031 Views 84 Comments

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
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

Overcrowding in Cork hospitals leads to cancellation of some surgeries

Jan 6th 2020, 8:46 AM 6,131 Views 7 Comments

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
# 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 27,910 Views 66 Comments

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
# Wrap Up
# Wrap Up

Flu season to last another five weeks, HSE warns

Jan 2nd 2020, 9:44 PM 20,253 Views 15 Comments

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
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

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

Dec 30th 2019, 2:34 PM 12,096 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-season - 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 9,119 Views 19 Comments

“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
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Over 100 people are expected to die of the flu this season

Dec 27th 2019, 2:31 PM 24,791 Views 41 Comments

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
# Happy Christmas To Flu
# Happy Christmas To Flu

From vaccines to sneezing etiquette: Here’s how to get through the flu season

Dec 13th 2019, 9:10 AM 14,667 Views 11 Comments

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'
# 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 18,081 Views 20 Comments

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
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

34 people have died from the flu so far this season

Feb 14th 2019, 7:31 PM 21,013 Views 23 Comments

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
# Duty Of Care
# Duty Of Care

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

Oct 18th 2018, 7:29 AM 10,588 Views 34 Comments

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
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

34 people have died so far from the flu this season

Jan 25th 2018, 2:30 PM 17,068 Views 37 Comments

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
# Mind Your Health

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

Updated Jan 9th 2018, 7:30 PM 34,482 Views 19 Comments

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
# Warning
# Warning

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

Jan 7th 2017, 2:33 PM 26,325 Views 36 Comments

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
# What's The Big Idea?
# What's The Big Idea?

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

Jan 5th 2017, 9:10 PM 15,500 Views 56 Comments

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

# flu-season - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

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

15 tweets that everyone in the throes of cold season will relate to

Oct 5th 2016, 11:36 AM 6,624 Views 0 Comments

* Stuffs tissue up nose*.

# flu-season - Monday 7 October, 2013

# flu-season - Friday 4 January, 2013

Scientists look at weather to predict illness outbreaks
# Forecasting
# Forecasting

Scientists look at weather to predict illness outbreaks

Jan 4th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,988 Views 4 Comments

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