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It is not too late to get your flu vaccination and the HSE is now urging people in high-risk groups to get vaccinated.
The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, must guarantee that the rollout of the HPV vaccine for boys in their first-year at secondary school will proceed in September, and that the HSE recruitment embargo he has put in place will not delay it.
The recent outbreak of meningitis cases, including three deaths from the illness, has led to a Galway TD demanding the Government consider providing the meningitis B vaccine free to all children.
Following the success of last year’s flu vaccine campaign for health care staff, Saolta University Health Care Group has once again partnered with UNICEF to launch the 2018/2019 flu vaccine campaign "Get a vaccine, give a vaccine."
Extending the HPV vaccine, to protect against cervical cancer, to teenage boys, is a "common-sense, evidence based measure", and must be "rolled out" as soon as possible.
The dramatic fall in the uptake of a cancer-preventing vaccine requires urgent action for it to be addressed, the newly-formed HPV Vaccination Alliance has said.
Seasonal flu is a highly infectious viral illness of the respiratory tract that can be life threatening in people with long term medical conditions, those aged 65 years and over, and pregnant women. Flu symptoms come on suddenly with a fever, muscle aches, headaches and fatigue. A cold is usually a less severe illness, that starts gradually with a sore throat and a blocked or runny nose and is usually mild compared to the flu.
An upsurge in the number of mumps cases, mainly among men in the 17 to 24 year age group, has been reported in Galway.
The first vaccine which protects against meningitis B should be included in the national immunisation programme, a leading meningitis organisation said this week.
A European wide shortage of the BCG vaccine has led to a delay for Mayo children due to get the jab.