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More than 13,000 people have been vaccinated against swine flu in Galway, according to the HSE West.
The HSE West has reiterated its appeal to parents to make sure their children are vaccinated against measles in the wake of an outbreak of the condition in Co Galway towards the end of last year.
Some 6,000 calves born on farms in Mayo die before they reach six weeks of age, according to official figures from the Department of Agriculture.
Parents are being warned not to be complacent about the risks of swine flu because rates among children are still “extremely high”.
Mayo SPCA urgently needs caring homes for dogs, mostly rescued over the holiday period. Details/photos of other animals in care can be seen on the website www.mayospca.com. Those shown here are just a small sample of those in need.
The swine flu vaccination clinic at Mayo General Hospital will be open on Mondays and Thursdays only from next Monday, January 18. It is intended that some of the staff from this clinic will be redeployed to work with the school vaccination teams in Mayo.
Fine Gael Leader, Enda Kenny, TD, has welcomed the decision to provide the HVP vaccine to all girls in first year of secondary school and the announcement of a national colorectal screening service. This will have profound health benefits for future generations and avoid much of the suffering associated with these diseases.