Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Monday 2 October 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Flu

All time
HSE urges high-risk people to get flu vaccine as virus is 'actively circulating'
The latest figures show that the flu rate has spiked.
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.
38 people have died so far this flu season as hospitalisations rise
There are 112 confirmed cases where people were admitted to critical care units over the flu.
34 people have died from the flu so far this season
The majority of people who died were over the age of 65.
HSE reports 25 deaths in flu season but says it appears to have hit its peak
There have been more than 1,000 hospital admissions during this flu season.
Meningitis: HSE expert says rate of uptake of vaccine boosters is 'very disappointing'
The HSE yesterday issued an initial warning after the deaths of three people.
'Not too late to get vaccinated': Swine flu can be 'very dangerous', warns minister
A significant increase in cases of the H1N1 strain has been reported.
Over 3,000 people attended emergency departments in Ireland yesterday
The HSE is encouraging people to go to their GP where possible, instead of attending hospitals.
Flu levels are low, but we're about to enter 'an extremely busy time for the health service'
Demand for the GP out-of-hours service remains high and similar to last year.
Colds, flus and bugs: How to stay healthy and fight infections this Christmas season
The HSE National Clinical Advisor Dr Vida Hamilton tells us how to stay well, and where to go if we do get sick.
Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU
There has been an increase in HPV uptake rates to 65% in 2018.
55 people have died during this year's flu season
The HSE says that we may have reached peak flu season this week.
Scientist warn of global pandemics: 'We know that it is coming, but we have no way of stopping it'
At Davos, the World Health Organisation spoke about disease as a threat to humanity.
34 people have died so far from the flu this season
The number of cases of flu continued to rise over the past week.
The 1918 pandemic killed millions - Now scientists are trying to design a stronger flu shot to prevent a repeat
There’s currently no way to predict what strain of the shape-shifting flu virus could trigger another pandemic.
Holding your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze is a very bad idea
It caused one man to rupture the back of his throat, leaving him barely able to speak or swallow.
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.
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.
Children with flu symptoms urged to stay home from school as virus strain hits young hardest
Health officials fear a significant outbreak of the disease when schools reopen next week.
Poll: Have you got the flu vaccine?
Two strains have been recorded in Ireland.
A number of people have died due to flu, as two strains of the virus hit Ireland
Elective surgeries have been postponed in some hospitals in a bid to prioritise emergencies.
Surgeries at Cork hospital cancelled for two weeks as flu and 'revelry' make their impact
The move is an attempt to ease pressure on services over the busy Christmas period.
People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness
People in high-risk groups include pregnant women and those over the age of 65.
Flu vaccine can protect children who receive it, as well as younger siblings - research
The HSE is urging all those at risk to get vaccinated.
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.
A patch on the wrist could deliver flu vaccine instead of needle
First human trial of the ‘microneedle patch’ that ‘punctures skin painlessly’ can be self-administered.
Tony Bennett's sell-out Dublin concert has been cancelled
The 19-time Grammy winner was due to perform this Sunday.
Following chocolate comments, HSE says 'incentives' have helped vaccination rate rise 50%
“Vaccine hesitancy is increasingly becoming a major issue,” a HSE spokesperson said.
How to cope with 7 common illnesses
Mild bugs can often be dealt with at home.
57 people have died this winter because of the flu
The HSE are urging those at risk to get vaccinated.
Irish scientists' breakthrough could lead to virus immunity
Trinity’s Immunology discovery could help restore our natural immunity to viruses such as Ebola, Zika and SARS – as well as the common flu.
The flu has caused 29 deaths and 835 hospitalisations this winter and will remain for up to four weeks
“There is still a significant amount of flu in our community … this is higher than it has been in a number of years.”
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.
Alan Kelly says his prediction of 'hell in our hospitals' has come true
He wants private hospital facilities to be used to help ease the pressure on emergency departments in public hospitals.
The number of people with the flu doubled during December
There were 46.7 cases per 100,000 people in Ireland suffering last month.
Red Hot Chili Peppers postpone this week's Dublin gigs
The shows in the 3Arena have been called off as the lead singer Anthony Kiedis has the flu.
Use antibiotics as a 'quick fix' for a cold? It won't work and could be very damaging
Pharmacists have said misusing and overusing antibiotics is “one of the most significant threats to patient safety in Ireland”.
Alan Kelly wants state access to private hospitals to avoid 'hell in our emergency departments'
Simon Harris is considering the move, but said it wouldn’t be straightforward.
Flu season is back - here are 8 things you really should know
Including how to tell the difference between flu and the common cold.
15 tweets that everyone in the throes of cold season will relate to
* Stuffs tissue up nose*.