The 21/22 flu season has now started
The flu vaccine is now available FREE to the following at risk patient groups:
– People aged 65 and over. They will receive a new adjuvanted vaccine designed to trigger a greater and longer immune response.
– Children aged 2-17 years. They will receive an intranasal vaccine. This reduces the rates of infection in this age group and prevents transmission to other vulnerable people.
– Pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy.
– All those aged 6-23 months and 18-64 years with chronic medical conditions which puts them at increased risk of flu.
For more information on any of these vaccines see www.hse.ie