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

Influenza Weekly Bulletin

Published: Thursday, 19 February, 2015 - 08:58

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.

It is still important to get your flu vaccine

Published: Friday, 6 February, 2015 - 09:46

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.

Flu is coming – make sure you’ve had the flu vaccine

Published: Friday, 9 January, 2015 - 11:49

Although the last couple of winters have been relatively mild in relation to flu, that doesn’t mean that this winter will be the same.

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.