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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

Key changes are in relation to contraindications to Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV)

Contraindications to LAIV now include:

  • Those post cochlear implant until the risk of CSF leak has resolved - consult with the relevant specialist
  • Those with a cranial CSF leak.

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

Freqently Asked Questions 

Information Materials 

Videos

The following videos have been developed by the Covid-19 World Service. The script was developed by the Wexford and Waterford Health Projects

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 20 October 2020