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The HSE is urging parents not to send their children to school if they have flu-like illnesses or any of the associated symptoms, such as a high temperature, aches and pains, or a chesty cough in a bid to curtail the spread of the infection.
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.
Ultan Molloy, MPSI, HealthWest Community Pharmacy this week discusses the benefits of a flu vaccination.
The Health Service Executive is reminding everyone at risk of influenza this winter to get the vaccine, not the flu.
All school children will have been offered the swine flu vaccination by the completion of the programme in the west at the end of the month, according to the HSE West.
The swine flu vaccination clinic at Merlin Park University Hospital will operate on Wednesdays and Thursdays only from Wednesday February 24.
The swine flu vaccination programme is moving into its final phase, where it is now being made available to the general population through HSE clinics nationwide.
The Swine Flu vaccination clinic at Mayo General Hospital is now opening on Mondays only. There will be no clinic on Thursday February 11. It is intended that some of the staff from this clinic will be redeployed to work with the school vaccination teams in County Mayo.
Only 50 per cent of pupils offered the swine flu vaccine in schools have availed of the jab, according to the HSE West.
The HSE Dublin Mid Leinster has reminded those at risk of influenza this winter to 'Get the vaccine, not the flu!'.