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# Flu

This year
640 patients without beds as HSE warns public to avoid emergency departments if possible
Substantial increase in flu expected to 'peak in next week or two'
Last year
Minister warns rise in flu and Covid cases will increase pressure on hospitals
HSE warns of expected increase in flu and Covid cases amid jump in hospitalisations
Free nasal spray flu vaccine programme extended to children aged between 13 and 17
HSE warns of public health risk due to low uptake of winter Covid-19 and flu vaccines
Public encouraged to get Covid-19 and flu vaccines ahead of winter virus season ‘peak’
HSE's autumn winter flu and Covid-19 vaccination programme gets underway today
New round of Covid and flu vaccines to roll out at the start of October, minister says
Ireland has passed the peak of this year’s 'severe' flu season, according to the CMO
HSE boss: Flu, RSV and Covid figures at levels above Govt's 'most pessimistic modelling' for winter
Healthcare services situation ‘matching or exceeding most pessimistic model’, HSE boss says
HSE rolls out walk-in flu vaccines for children after 700 hospitalisations over winter
Chief medical officer has not advocated for a mask mandate, says Taoiseach
Over 200 medicines unavailable in Ireland, including cough syrups and soluble painkillers
CMO warns parents to keep sick kids at home while consultant says patients 'at risk' due to trolley crisis
All time
Mercy University Hospital introduces visiting restrictions due to surge in flu cases
Flu actively circulating in the community, says HSE
Pfizer-BioNTech to test combined Covid and flu vaccine
Covid-19 hospitalisations are rising, so where are we with the virus heading into winter?
HSE launches winter vaccination programme with flu and Covid-19 jabs
Flu viruses now circulating in Ireland with reported rise in cases over past week
Three confirmed cases of the flu last week
HPSC reports no new cases of flu for second week
'Early days' for the spread of the flu as no cases reported in the last week
Ireland's first two flu cases of the season have been confirmed
'No evidence' yet of flu circulating but HSE urges people to 'be prepared' for winter
Poll: Do you plan to get the flu vaccine this upcoming winter?
120,000 doses of children's flu vaccine destroyed due to low uptake, despite 'heavyweight' promotion campaign
FactCheck: No, the lack of hospitalisations from flu is not because cases are mistakenly being diagnosed as Covid-19
'If you have flu-like symptoms, assume it's Covid and self-isolate', Holohan warns
No cases of flu recorded by HSE so far this winter
Pharmacists urge Government to extend free flu vaccine to teenagers
'No doses have disappeared': HSE's Colm Henry rejects claims that some flu vaccines missing
Concerns over 'significant delay' in delivery of flu vaccine from HSE supplier
Facebook removes Trump post for minimising dangers of Covid-19
The flu vaccine and children: Here is everything parents need to know
Poll: Do you plan to get the flu vaccine this upcoming winter?
HSE set to face difficult task in reaching flu vaccination targets for healthcare staff
Testing capacity must be able to meet demand when flu season arrives, finds Covid committee report