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Flu can kill – get the vaccine and fight the flu

Published: Friday, 4 December, 2015 - 12:27

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 call comes as figures show that excess winter deaths last year were the highest since 2009/10, when the swine flu pandemic was at its peak.

Flu vaccine available for those ‘at risk’

Published: Wednesday, 2 December, 2015 - 09:44

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.

Childhood flu vaccination now available

Published: Friday, 9 October, 2015 - 10:37
The Public Health Agency (PHA) has launched this year’s childhood flu vaccination programme, reminding parents how important it is that their child receives the vaccine, which will help protect against the disease and reduce its spread.​

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