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# flu - Friday 18 February, 2022

Flu viruses now circulating in Ireland with reported rise in cases over past week
# Flu
# Flu

Flu viruses now circulating in Ireland with reported rise in cases over past week

Updated Feb 18th 2022, 11:30 AM 33,532 Views 35 Comments

The HPSC said flu activity “significantly increased” last week.

# flu - Thursday 25 November, 2021

Three confirmed cases of the flu last week
# Winter Flu Season
# Winter Flu Season

Three confirmed cases of the flu last week

Nov 25th 2021, 6:01 PM 41,837 Views 24 Comments

No flu hospitalised or critical-care cases were notified during the past six weeks.

# flu - Friday 12 November, 2021

HPSC reports no new cases of flu for second week
# Flu
# Flu

HPSC reports no new cases of flu for second week

Nov 12th 2021, 11:14 AM 11,673 Views 14 Comments

Cases of another common respiratory virus are on the rise.

# flu - Friday 5 November, 2021

'Early days' for the spread of the flu as no cases reported in the last week
# Flu
# Flu

'Early days' for the spread of the flu as no cases reported in the last week

Nov 5th 2021, 4:00 PM 11,790 Views 12 Comments

The HPSC has not recorded any flu cases in the last week.

# flu - Thursday 28 October, 2021

Ireland's first two flu cases of the season have been confirmed
# Influenza
# Influenza

Ireland's first two flu cases of the season have been confirmed

Oct 28th 2021, 7:10 PM 88,086 Views 45 Comments
  • The HSE recently launched its winter flu vaccine programme, with children aged 2-17 offered a flu nasal spray.
  • Usually in Ireland, 200-500 people die from the flu each winter - but there were no recorded cases last year.
  • The HPSC has said that global flu detections have increased in recent weeks, "albeit at low levels".

# flu - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

'No evidence' yet of flu circulating but HSE urges people to 'be prepared' for winter
# Vaccine Drive
# Vaccine Drive

'No evidence' yet of flu circulating but HSE urges people to 'be prepared' for winter

Oct 20th 2021, 12:05 AM 21,973 Views 34 Comments
  • The HSE is advising people that getting a flu jab "early on" is the best way to protect themselves, Rónán Duffy writes.
  • Usually in Ireland, between 200 and 500 people die from flu each winter.
  • However last winter there were no recorded cases transmitted in Ireland.

# flu - Saturday 16 October, 2021

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

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

Oct 16th 2021, 11:00 AM 47,073 Views 64 Comments

Flu vaccines usually reduce the risk of infection by 40-60%.

# flu - 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 30,516 Views 29 Comments

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

# flu - Saturday 23 January, 2021

FactCheck: No, the lack of hospitalisations from flu is not because cases are mistakenly being diagnosed as Covid-19
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: No, the lack of hospitalisations from flu is not because cases are mistakenly being diagnosed as Covid-19

Jan 23rd 2021, 12:05 AM 47,971 Views 0 Comments

The claim goes against what medical and scientific experts have observed in Ireland and other countries around the world.

# flu - Monday 4 January, 2021

'If you have flu-like symptoms, assume it's Covid and self-isolate', Holohan warns
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'If you have flu-like symptoms, assume it's Covid and self-isolate', Holohan warns

Jan 4th 2021, 7:49 PM 66,337 Views 52 Comments

He also noted that some people who have no symptoms test positive for the virus.

# flu - Friday 11 December, 2020

No cases of flu recorded by HSE so far this winter
# Influenza
# Influenza

No cases of flu recorded by HSE so far this winter

Dec 11th 2020, 10:07 AM 67,814 Views 76 Comments

Two deaths and 107 new cases of the illness were reported in the same week last year.

# flu - Monday 23 November, 2020

Pharmacists urge Government to extend free flu vaccine to teenagers
# Pharmacy Union
# Pharmacy Union

Pharmacists urge Government to extend free flu vaccine to teenagers

Nov 23rd 2020, 6:03 PM 20,470 Views 37 Comments

The uptake of the nasal flu vaccine has reportedly been low.

# flu - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

'No doses have disappeared': HSE's Colm Henry rejects claims that some flu vaccines missing
# Flu
# Flu

'No doses have disappeared': HSE's Colm Henry rejects claims that some flu vaccines missing

Nov 11th 2020, 9:32 AM 24,112 Views 24 Comments

Reports claim the HSE has suspended the distribution of the vaccine after it emerged 600,000 are missing.

# flu - Thursday 15 October, 2020

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

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

Oct 15th 2020, 5:46 PM 26,392 Views 20 Comments

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

# flu - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Facebook removes Trump post for minimising dangers of Covid-19
# Flu
# Flu

Facebook removes Trump post for minimising dangers of Covid-19

Updated Oct 6th 2020, 9:47 PM 74,855 Views 112 Comments

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

# flu - Monday 28 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 54,221 Views 27 Comments

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

# flu - Sunday 27 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 27th 2020, 9:17 AM 87,207 Views 137 Comments

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

# flu - 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 26,708 Views 29 Comments

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

# flu - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

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

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

Aug 5th 2020, 3:09 PM 11,858 Views 13 Comments

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

# flu - 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 37,262 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 - Friday 1 May, 2020

Pharmacists call for flu vaccine to be free for everyone
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pharmacists call for flu vaccine to be free for everyone

May 1st 2020, 12:39 PM 24,345 Views 48 Comments

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.

# flu - Monday 6 January, 2020

HSE apologises to those affected by overcrowded emergency departments as some hospitals ban visitors
# Don't Visit
# Don't Visit

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

Updated Jan 6th 2020, 6:00 PM 19,361 Views 37 Comments

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

# flu - 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 27,887 Views 66 Comments

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

# flu - 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 20,240 Views 15 Comments

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

# flu - 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 12,085 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 - 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 9,109 Views 19 Comments

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

# flu - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

HSE urges people with the flu to stay away from hospitals

HSE urges people with the flu to stay away from hospitals

Dec 17th 2019, 1:45 PM 14,448 Views 35 Comments

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

# flu - Thursday 12 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 12th 2019, 5:44 PM 37,385 Views 45 Comments

The latest figures show that the flu rate has spiked.

# flu - 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 18,070 Views 20 Comments

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

# flu - Thursday 21 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 21st 2019, 7:30 PM 12,930 Views 19 Comments

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

# flu - 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 21,002 Views 23 Comments

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

# flu - Thursday 31 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 31st 2019, 5:38 PM 8,082 Views 2 Comments

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

# flu - Thursday 10 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 10th 2019, 5:30 PM 19,407 Views 33 Comments

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

# flu - Monday 7 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 7th 2019, 2:24 PM 32,590 Views 31 Comments

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

# flu - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Over 3,000 people attended emergency departments in Ireland yesterday
# HSE
# HSE

Over 3,000 people attended emergency departments in Ireland yesterday

Jan 1st 2019, 6:02 PM 39,490 Views 57 Comments

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

# flu - Friday 28 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 28th 2018, 1:11 PM 10,502 Views 5 Comments

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

# flu - Thursday 13 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 13th 2018, 6:15 AM 25,243 Views 18 Comments

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

# flu - Friday 7 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 7th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,963 Views 45 Comments

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

# flu - Thursday 1 February, 2018

55 people have died during this year's flu season
# Peak Flu
# Peak Flu

55 people have died during this year's flu season

Feb 1st 2018, 3:56 PM 18,135 Views 28 Comments

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

# flu - Sunday 28 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 28th 2018, 4:00 PM 69,508 Views 64 Comments

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

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