Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme 2020/2021

Information about flu vaccine delivery for the 2020/2021 season

Update from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has updated the Influenza Chapter (Chapter 11) in their Immunisation Guidelines for Ireland. The following are the key changes:

NIAC Changes 2020

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

What if my patient has an egg allergy?

QIV is a low ovalbumin vaccine with an ovalbumin content of ≤0.06 micrograms per dose.

People with confirmed egg anaphylaxis or egg allergy can be given QIV with an ovalbumin content <0.1 micrograms per dose in a primary care setting with the exception of those who have required admission to ICU for a previous severe anaphylaxis to egg.

People who have required admission to ICU for a previous severe anaphylaxis to egg should be referred for specialist assessment in hospital with regard to vaccine administration.

Information Materials 

Videos

The following videos have been developed with the Wexford and Waterford Health Projects and the Covid-19 World Service

Licenced information

Information is also available from the following websites

HSELanD eLearning Programmes

2 eLearning Programmes are available for all HSE staff and staff from HSE Funded Services on HSELanD

"The Flu Vaccine - Protect yourself, Protect others" 

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

"Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine"

  • This module has been developed by the National Immunisation Office
  • If you have any comments of queries about the module please contact our office at immunisation@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 2020/2021 season

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

The Online Seasonal Influenza Peer Vaccination Programme is now available from HSELand

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

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

The following position paper was provided to the National Immunisation Office by The Workplace Health & Wellbeing Unit. 

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

Any queries related to this position paper should be directed to the Workplace Health & Wellbeing Unit.

Consent Form

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

English Consent Form

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 24 September 2020