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Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy has said that overcrowding and long waiting periods continue to be an issue at the emergency department in Portiuncula Hospital as the trolley crisis is now an all year round emergency.
Galwegians, especially the vulnerable, are being urged to get the flu vaccine this year.
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."
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.
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has joined the HSE in urging people in at-risk groups to get vaccinated against influenza, warning that flu causes severe illness and death in Ireland every year.