Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme 2023/2024

This year's seasonal flu vaccine contains protection against 4 strains of flu virus. These are recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the strains most likely to be circulating this season.  (you will be directed to the WHO website) 

The four strains for the 2023/2024 flu season are:

  • A/Victoria/4897/2022 (H1N1)pdm09-like strain
  • A/Darwin/9/2021 (H3N2)-like strain
  • B/Austria/1359417/2021-like strain  
  • B/Phuket/3073/2013-like strain (B/Phuket/3073/2013, wild type)

  

 

HSELanD eLearning Programmes

The National Immunisation Office have developed 2 eLearning Programmes available on HSeLanD for all HSeLanD learners.  (you will be directed to the HSEland website) 

  • "Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV)" currently being updated 
  • "Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine (QIV)" currently being updated 

If you have any comments or queries about the programmes, please contact our office at immunisation@hse.ie

The Workplace Health and Wellbeing unit have also developed an eLearning Programme available on HSELanD (you will be directed to the HSEland website) 

  • "The Flu and Covid-19 vaccines for Healthcare Workers – protect yourself, protect others

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

Nursing and Midwives Medicine Protocols

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 2023/2024 season

The Online Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme (835kb) is available from HSELand  (you will be directed to the HSEland website) 

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

Master Medicine Protocols 

Protocols to be used in General Practice

Position Paper for the Provision of Influenza Vaccination for Section 39s and other healthcare organisations

Clinical Webinars

 

   

 

Consent Information

  • LAIV Consent Form (senior infants) - English (169kb) | Irish (340kb)
  • LAIV Consent Form (not senior infants) - English (167kb) | Irish (168kb)
  • General Consent Form - English (212kb), Irish  (339kb)
  • Health and Care Worker Consent Form  - English (218kb)

The following materials have been developed to support the COVID-19 vaccination programme. However the same principles apply

LAIV resources for HSE mobile vaccination teams

Vaccinator Materials

Senior Infants

Special School Students

LAIV resources for primary care

General Practice and Pharmacy delivery

Information is also available from the following websites

 

 This page was updated on 26 January 2024