Get the flu vaccine and stay well this winter

The ‘Stay Well This Winter’ campaign is encouraging pregnant women, young children, people aged over 65, and those in at-risk groups to get the flu vaccine when invited

TV ads and a number of poster and bus stop advertisements have been produced, highlighting how a fast, simple vaccination can help reduce the spread and potentially serious consequences of flu.

To find out more about the focus of the campaign, visit our pages on:

If you’re pregnant, over 65, in an at-risk group, or the parent of a child aged two to four or at primary school, take up the offer of flu vaccination and help stop the spread of flu this winter.

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.

News

Influenza Weekly Bulletin

Published: Thursday, 1 December, 2016 - 12:25

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.

Flu vaccination can offer protection across the generations

Published: Tuesday, 20 September, 2016 - 10:57

Autumn marks the official start of the seasonal flu vaccination programme for 2016/2017, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging people to ensure that all eligible family members get the free flu vaccine when offered it.

PHA reminds people of importance of flu vaccine

Published: Tuesday, 9 February, 2016 - 12:57

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is again reminding people in “at risk” groups and others who are eligible, to get the winter flu vaccine, with a warning about the deadly dangers associated with catching the flu.

Flu can kill – get the vaccine and fight the flu

Published: Friday, 4 December, 2015 - 12:27

A reminder has been issued by the Public Health Agency (PHA) for all people in “at risk” groups to get the winter flu vaccine, with a warning about the deadly dangers associated with catching the flu.

Flu vaccine available for those ‘at risk’

Published: Wednesday, 2 December, 2015 - 16:04

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.