Flu Aware NI is a Public Health Agency website with information on seasonal flu.
This site provides a comprehensive guide to flu, including information for the public on who is most at risk, who needs a seasonal flu vaccine, how to get the vaccine and what to do if you think you have the flu, as well as information on prevention of further infection.
Seasonal flu campaign 2015
The Public Health Agency (PHA) is continuing phase two of its childhood flu vaccination programme which was launched in 2014. Immunisation is being offered to pre-school children aged two years and over, and all primary school children. This will help protect children against flu and reduce its spread.
The seasonal flu vaccination programme for 2015/16 is under way with ‘at risk’ people being urged to get the vaccine.
GPs across Northern Ireland will be inviting people over 65, pregnant women and ‘at risk’ children and adults to have the flu vaccine, as flu can be particularly serious for these groups.
Influenza Surveillance data is collected all year round by the Public Health Agency in collaboration with the Northern Ireland Regional Virus Laboratory, local GP practices, and a number of other relevant local agencies who kindly provide data to the influenza surveillance department.
The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding the public what action they can take to help prevent catching seasonal flu as it continues to circulate this winter.
The Public Health Agency (PHA) is highlighting that it is still important to get the flu vaccine, following new research published by Public Health England (PHE) on the effectiveness of this year’s flu vaccine.
Protecting your child against flu - Vaccination for your toddler or pre-school child
The Public Health Agency (PHA) has launched phase two of its childhood flu vaccination programme which will see immunisation being offered to pre-school children aged two years and over, and all primary school children. This will help protect against the disease and reduce spread.
Flu is more serious than you think (Pregnant women)
This leaflet explains why pregnant women should receive the flu vaccine and outlines how it also protects the unborn child. It provides a range of information about the vaccine, including how to get vaccinated, how the vaccine works, how effective it is and possible side effects.
Health and social care workers: don't risk flu infection
This leaflet explains why health and social care workers should receive the new flu vaccine, which also protects against swine flu. It provides a range of information, including how to get vaccinated, how the vaccine works, how effective it is and possible side effects.
Flu is more serious than you think (General)
This leaflet encourages uptake of the flu vaccine for those people in at-risk groups. Most children aged 2 years up to less than 18 years in at risk groups will receive a nasal spray vaccine rather than an injection.