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Winter Vaccinations Programme Launched.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has launched its winter vaccination programme. The HSE are offering their annual flu vaccine and the new Covid-19 booster vaccines, latter which protects against the Omicron strain.

The flu jab is free to all eligible groups and can be administered at the same time as the Covid booster.

The Health Service Executive are urging older people and at-risk ,coming into the winter months, to protect themselves against both the above illnesses.

From yesterday, (October 3rd, 2022), the flu vaccine will be administered free to people aged 65 or older, together with children aged two years to 17 years, (latter by way of a nasal spray); to people with identified long-term medical conditions; to women at any stage of pregnancy, and to all health care staff.

The flu and Covid vaccinations will be available at participating GPs and pharmacies and at 15 HSE centres, which continue to offer Covid-19 vaccines and boosters.

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