Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme 2019/2020

The Seasonal Flu vaccine is available from October 2019 until end of April 2020. 
Update from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (29 October 2019)

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has updated the Influenza Chapter (Chapter 11) in their Immunisation Guidelines for Ireland as follows:

Table 11.1 Dose of Influenza Vaccine

NIAC flu letter 29102019

The lymphocyte count for cancer patients specified in the footnote is a change from previous guidance, when a lymphocyte count was not specified for these patients.

Please also note updated text in Chapter 3 Immunisation of Immunocompromised Persons:

“People with severe neutropenia (absolute neutrophil count <0.5 x 109) should not receive any vaccines, to avoid an acute vaccine-related febrile episode”.

Read the updated Influenza Chapter from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee Immunisation Guidelines for Ireland here.

Information Materials 

Information is also available from the following websites

HSELanD eLearning Programme

An eLearning Programme "The Flu Vaccine - Its a Lifesaver" is now available for all HSE staff and staff from HSE Funded Services on HSELanD

The module has been developed by the Workplace Health and Wellbeing Unit to educate and inform healthcare workers about the flu vaccine. 

If you have any comments or queries about the module please contact the Workplace Health and Wellbeing Unit at hr.wellbeing@hse.ie

Medicine Protocols and Training Materials

The following Medicine Protocols and training materials were provided to the National Immunisation Office by the Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director. 

Please click on the links below for Flu Medicine Protocols for the 2019/2020 season

Please click on the links below for the Flu Medicine Protocols training materials for the 2019/2020 season

Any queries related to these protocols should be directed to the Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director.

Consent Form

The following consent forms were provided to the National Immunisation Office by the Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director. 

Any queries related to this consent form should be directed to the Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director.

 

This page was updated on 29 October 2019