Excellent start to children’s flu vaccine programme

Published: Monday, 28 October, 2013 - 15:08

The Public Health Agency’s (PHA) early flu vaccine uptake figures show that rates are high among the first two groups of children who are eligible to receive the vaccine this year. The programme has been rolled out since the start of the month, with the vaccine being administered to children using a painless nasal spray.

Dr Richard Smithson talks about the new childhood flu vaccine

Published: Wednesday, 2 October, 2013 - 08:53
This video answers some of the main questions you might have about the childhood flu vaccination programme which is being phased-in from September 2013. Dr Richard Smithson talks about the first two cohorts affected - two and three year olds and P6 pupils - and how they will be administered with the nasal vaccine. Click here to watch the video -

Seasonal flu vaccination programme gets underway

Published: Tuesday, 1 October, 2013 - 08:32
October marks the beginning of autumn and the official start of the seasonal flu vaccination programme for 2013/2014. The Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging all people whose health could be seriously affected by flu to get the free flu vaccine. GPs across Northern Ireland will be inviting the over 65s, pregnant women, and children and adults with some serious medical conditions to have the flu vaccine as flu can be particularly serious for these groups.