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Boots Pharmacy Athlone are delighted to be offering a Winter Flu Vaccination Service.
Every winter it is one of the main topics of conversation. “I had the flu all week.” I’ve a touch of it myself, I’m all blocked up” or “My son is off school with a high temperature”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.