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To get the vaccine or not to get the vaccine?

Ultan Molloy, MPSI, HealthWest Community Pharmacy this week discusses the benefits of a flu vaccination.

Get the vaccine — not the flu

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.

Top tips on how to keep your immune system healthy this winter

A Vogel's Echinaforce has compiled some of the best tips to keep your immune system healthy and happy this winter.

Are you ready for the cold and flu season?

Acupuncture can be used to prevent the onset of colds and flus and, when caught early, stop them from turning into full-blown conditions. Studies have shown that certain acupuncture points are effective in boosting the immune system, and when combined with Chinese herbs this can be an extremely effective treatment for common winter illnesses.

Make sure your children stay healthy when back at school

As children across Mayo prepare to head back to the classroom, A Vogel herbal advisor Nicola Murphy gives parents her top four remedies to ensure they stay healthy this September.

Echinacea is effective against swine flu

Mayo has been swamped with cold and flu viruses so far this year as cold weather continues to take its toll on our immune systems. However a cure for the common cold and flu might just be easier than you think.

Not enough flu vaccine, Deere warns

The Mayor of Castlebar Councillor Ger Deere has received complaints that local GPs are finding it very difficult to order batches of the seasonal flu vaccines.

Winter flu season

We are now experiencing our annual seasonal flu season and, as had been expected, this year the predominant flu virus is the H1N1 virus also known as swine flu. This flu virus mainly affects younger people and those with pre-existing medical conditions; women who are pregnant or have been in the last six to eight weeks are also particularly at risk.

Seasonal Influenza Campaign gets underway

As of January 4, 2011 there has been an increase in recorded cases of H1N1 influenza (swine flu) and a small number of people have been hospitalised as a result of their illness.

HSE forum chairperson calls for swine flu jab for all to allay fears

The chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum is calling for the health authority to re-open free swine flu vaccination clinics for the general population amid fears that the numbers contracting the virus will continue to rise.

 

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