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The Flu Vaccine is the Only Defence Against Flu – HSE Urges at Risk Groups to get Vaccinated

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has joined the HSE, to urge people in at-risk groups to get vaccinated against influenza and warned that flu causes severe illness and death in Ireland every year.   Minister Varadkar said: “The flu vaccine is a lifesaver because flu can be a very serious and sometimes deadly disease, with potentially 1,000 flu related deaths in Ireland during a severe flu season. That is why

Flu causes severe illness and death in Ireland every year – get the flu vaccine now, it’s a life saver

THE HSE has urged people in at-risk groups to get vaccinated against influenza and warned that flu causes severe illness and death in Ireland every year. The flu vaccine is a lifesaver because flu can be a very serious and sometimes deadly disease, with potentially 1,000 flu related deaths in Ireland during a severe flu season. That is why those who are most vulnerable to the complications of flu need

Flu warning – at risk groups advised to get vaccinated

THE HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has urged people in high-risk groups to get vaccinated against influenza, as the number of reported cases of influenza-like illness (ILI) in Ireland has increased in the last week.   ILI rates have risen from 20.5 per 100,000 population to 32.4 per 100,000 population during the second week of February and are now above threshold levels which means that flu is actively circulating in

Health chiefs say get vaccinated as flu cases double in a week

THE HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has urged people in high-risk groups to get vaccinated against the flu as the number of reported cases of flu-like illness (ILI) has almost doubled in the past week. ILI rates have risen from 15.7 per 100,000 to 26.2 per 100,000 during the second week of February and are now above “threshold levels” which means that flu is actively circulating in the community,