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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.
It is not too late for people who may be at risk of catching the flu to get the flu vaccine from their local GP, Dep Noel Treacy has pointed out this week. The east Galway TD has urged anyone at risk of contracting flu to get the vaccine as soon as possible.
The HSE has set up a dedicated 24 hour flu information line — freephone 1800 941100 where recorded, up-to-date, information about flu symptoms, what to do if you are worried, and updated travel advice is available.
An adult male and a child - the first swine flu cases in the west - recently returned from New York, it was confirmed this week.
The HSE has issued advice to businesses in Ireland regarding planning for Swine flue or the Influenza (H1N1) pandemic.
Two cases of swine flu have been confirmed in the west according to the HSE.
Further cases of swine flu are expected in city and county schools in the coming weeks and months, the HSE West warned this week.
Strict visitor restrictions are in place in St Luke’s General Hospital for Carlow/Kilkenny, in an effort to protect patients and staff and prevent further spread of swine flu.
The Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland has called on the HSE to ensure that Irish people with cystic fibrosis be vaccinated against the H1N1 virus at the same time as front line health workers.