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.

This year, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is launching 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 children against flu and reduce its spread.

Seasonal flu campaign 2014

The seasonal flu public information campaign this year highlights the extension of the flu vaccination programme being offered to children from two years old to primary 7. The campaign includes radio, press and online advertising.

To hear the radio advertisement click the play on the video below and to view the press advertisement click here.

News

Major childhood flu vaccination programme

Published: Thursday, 4 September, 2014 - 11:16

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is today launching 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. 

Seasonal flu rates remain low

Published: Thursday, 5 June, 2014 - 11:17

Influenza (commonly referred to as 'seasonal flu') is a respiratory illness associated with infection by influenza virus. Seasonal flu is made up of several strains including H1N1 (swine flu). This year’s seasonal flu vaccines include protection against H1N1.

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - Flusurvey

Published: Thursday, 14 November, 2013 - 14:26
In 2012-2013, the highest rates of flu were reported in the under-18 age group. In order to help control and lower the impact of flu, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine want to understand who is most likely to be infected. This year is particularly important as it is the beginning of the roll out of flu vaccinations for children.

Excellent start to children’s flu vaccine programme

Published: Wednesday, 25 June, 2014 - 11:48

The Public Health Agency’s (PHA) early flu vaccine uptake figures show that rates are high among the first two groups of children who are eligible to receive the vaccine this year. The programme has been rolled out since the start of the month, with the vaccine being administered to children using a painless nasal spray.

Dr Richard Smithson talks about the new childhood flu vaccine

Published: Wednesday, 2 October, 2013 - 08:53
This video answers some of the main questions you might have about the childhood flu vaccination programme which is being phased-in from September 2013. Dr Richard Smithson talks about the first two cohorts affected - two and three year olds and P6 pupils - and how they will be administered with the nasal vaccine. Click here to watch the video - http://bit.ly/18CZjhk