Get the flu vaccine and stay well this winter
The ‘Stay Well This Winter’ campaign is encouraging pregnant women, young children, people aged over 65, and those in at-risk groups to get the flu vaccine when invited
TV ads and a number of poster and bus stop advertisements have been produced, highlighting how a fast, simple vaccination can help reduce the spread and potentially serious consequences of flu.
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If you’re pregnant, over 65, in an at-risk group, or the parent of a child aged two to four or at primary school, take up the offer of flu vaccination and help stop the spread of flu this winter.
Influenza Surveillance data is collected all year round by the Public Health Agency in collaboration with the Northern Ireland Regional Virus Laboratory, local GP practices, and a number of other relevant local agencies who kindly provide data to the influenza surveillance department.
Autumn marks the official start of the seasonal flu vaccination programme for 2016/2017, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging people to ensure that all eligible family members get the free flu vaccine when offered it.
The Public Health Agency (PHA) is again reminding people in “at risk” groups and others who are eligible, to get the winter flu vaccine, with a warning about the deadly dangers associated with catching the flu.
A reminder has been issued by the Public Health Agency (PHA) for all people in “at risk” groups to get the winter flu vaccine, with a warning about the deadly dangers associated with catching the flu.
The seasonal flu vaccination programme for 2015/16 is under way with ‘at risk’ people being urged to get the vaccine.
GPs across Northern Ireland will be inviting people over 65, pregnant women and ‘at risk’ children and adults to have the flu vaccine, as flu can be particularly serious for these groups.
Influenza immunisation programme 2016/17: Factsheet for healthcare practitioners
This factsheet provides advice and guidance for healthcare professionals on the 2016/17 seasonal influenza vaccination programme.
Surveillance of Influenza in Northern Ireland 2015-2016
This report describes influenza activity in Northern Ireland in the 2015-16 winter flu season period.
Protecting your child against flu: Vaccination for your toddler or pre-school child (with translations)
The Public Health Agency (PHA) has launched phase two of its childhood flu vaccination programme which will see immunisation being offered to pre-school children aged two years and over, and all primary school children. This will help protect against the disease and reduce spread.
Flu is more serious than you think: Pregnant women (with translations)
This leaflet explains why pregnant women should receive the flu vaccine and outlines how it also protects the unborn child. It provides a range of information about the vaccine, including how to get vaccinated, how the vaccine works, how effective it is and possible side effects.