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It’s back to school season and that means autumn weather is upon us. With over half of children suffering from a common cold or flu each year, it’s important that parents know what to do to avoid it.
It is that time of the year again, cold and flu season is upon us, and with that comes runny noses, aching bones, headaches and head colds.
Many people in the at risk groups for flu put themselves in danger of contracting a serious illness or even death by failing to get vaccinated, the HSE West’s director of public health warned this week.
People who believe they are suffering from colds or flus are being urged not to self medicate.
Cold and flu season is in full swing but the HSE is advising that antibiotics will not help to tackle the seasonal sniffles.
Boots Pharmacy Athlone are delighted to be offering a Winter Flu Vaccination Service.
People aged over 65, pregnant women and residents of nursing homes are some of the at risk group whom the HSE West is urging to get vaccinated against flu this season.
Members of the public can now receive this year's seasonal flu vaccination service from pharmacists. The service is available free of charge from pharmacists to those in an at risk group who hold a medical card. At risk groups include elderly people, pregnant women, and people with chronic illnesses.
Ultan Molloy, MPSI, HealthWest Community Pharmacy this week discusses the benefits of a flu vaccination.
The HSE has urged people in at-risk groups to get vaccinated against influenza. Flu can be a very serious illness, especially for people who are older or who have a long-term illness.