Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme 2022/2023

The 2022 / 2023 flu vaccine

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.

The four strains are:

  • an A/Victoria/2570/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus;
  • an A/Darwin/9/2021 (H3N2)-like virus;
  • a B/Austria/1359417/2021 (B/Victoria lineage)-like virus; and
  • a B/Phuket/3073/2013 (B/Yamagata lineage)-like virus.

 

Information to support your patients

Information for at-risk groups

Information for healthcare workers

Information for pregnant women

Information for children

Algorithm - Who should receive HSE flu vaccine?

Clinic Poster - EnglishIrish

 

 

Information is also available from the following websites

HSELanD eLearning Programmes

The National Immunisation Office have developed 2 eLearning Programmes available on HSeLanD for all HSeLanD learners.

  • "Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV)" updated September 2022
  • "Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine (QIV)" created September 2022

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

  • "The Flu Vaccine - 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

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 2022/2023 season

The Online Seasonal Influenza Peer Vaccination Programme is available from HSELand

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

 

 This page was updated on 22 September 2022