The swine flu vaccination clinic at Mayo General Hospital will be open on Mondays and Thursdays only from next Monday, January 18. It is intended that some of the staff from this clinic will be redeployed to work with the school vaccination teams in Mayo.
The HSE has commenced the school vaccination programme and would encourage people to demonstrate patience and wait for direction from their school, or book online at www.swineflu.ie for vaccination at one of the vaccination clinics.
Rates among children are still extremely high, so it is important to offer the vaccine to all children over the coming weeks and months. Children remain at higher risk of hospitalisation and complications from swine flu. Getting the vaccine protects children from swine flu, and it also protects the people around them.
Information packs are being distributed to schools, including consent forms for parents/guardians.