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Get flu jab, urges HSE West public health chief

Many people in the at risk groups for flu put themselves in danger of contracting a serious illness or even death by failing to get vaccinated, the HSE West’s director of public health warned this week.

Meningitis B vaccine should be included in national immunisation programme, says charity

The first vaccine which protects against meningitis B should be included in the national immunisation programme, a leading meningitis organisation said this week.

BCG jab delayed due to ‘European shortage’

A European wide shortage of the BCG vaccine has led to a delay for Mayo children due to get the jab.

Students urged to receive measles vaccination as fifteen cases reported

The HSE West is urging all third level students to ensure they are fully protected against measles.

NUI Galway students urged to find out if they were vaccinated against measles after outbreak in university

The HSE West is urging students at NUI Galway to find out if they have been vaccinated against measles.

Flu vaccination service at Boots

Boots Pharmacy Athlone are delighted to be offering a Winter Flu Vaccination Service.

HSE warns one thousand people could die from flu related illnesses

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.

Flu vaccine now available from pharmacists

Members of the public can now receive this year's seasonal flu vaccination service from pharmacists. The service is available free of charge from pharmacists to those in an at risk group who hold a medical card. At risk groups include elderly people, pregnant women, and people with chronic illnesses.

Strong uptake of HPV cervical cancer vaccine

The Health Service Executive has published a report on the uptake rates for the 2011/2012 nationwide HPV vaccination campaign, which will help protect more than 44,000 girls from developing cervical cancer.

European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week will take place from January 22 to 28 with events taking place all over Europe to raise awareness about cervical cancer prevention.

 

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