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?

Algorithm - Flu vaccine for children

Clinic Poster - EnglishIrish

 

Flu Season 2022/2023 Bulletin

Produced by the HSE National Flu Steering Group

Issue 1 19th October 2022

 

On 12th September 2022, the NIO held an online webinar for health professionals to support the rollout of the 2022/2023 seasonal influenza vaccination programme. Download the slides presented. You can also watch a video of the webinar below

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

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 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

ONMSD 2022/2023 Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme Q&A sessions

The Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director (ONMSD) will host a Question and Answer series with support from the National Immunisation Office (NIO) on

  • Thursday 13 October 1400-1500hrs
  • Thursday 20 October 1400-1500hrs
  • Thursday 27 October 1400-1500hrs

 

Meeting link: https://hse.webex.com/hse/j.php?MTID=m58cf3aca3c50a5967819fa5405ce91f3

Meeting number: 2734 794 5971  

Meeting password: VdHqmTkQ637

Join from a video or application 

Dial 27347945971@webex.com

You can also dial 62.109.219.4 and enter your meeting number.

 

Join by phone

+353-153-39982 Ireland Toll

+353-1526-0058 Ireland Toll 2

Access code: 27347945971

 

Global call-in numbers https://hse.webex.com/hse/globalcallin.php?MTID=m015bd582cd3cd96035b53183df48c32b

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

 

 This page was updated on 30 November 2022