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05 Dec 2021

'Please get the flu vaccine' - HSE CEO tells people advised to get jab to come forward

Reid thanks staff in Carrick-on-Shannon

'Please get the flu vaccine' - HSE CEO tells people advised to get jab to come forward

'Please get the flu vaccine' - HSE CEO tells people advised to get jab to come forward

The CEO of the HSE is advising people to get the flu vaccine if they've been recommended to do so. 

Paul Reid posted a picture of his own vaccination on social media and stated, "Please get the flu vaccine, if recommended for you." 

According to the HSE, the Fluad Tetra flu vaccine will be offered to those aged 65 years and over for the 2021/2022 seasonal programme. 

It's reportedly the first year this vaccine has been available in Ireland. 

Mr Reid thanked "all the team in Carrick-on-Shannon" including staff nurses and Flu Protection Lead, Shona Gallagher. 

The HSE website advises people to get both the flu vaccine and the Covid-19 vaccine as the two are caused by different viruses. 

Photo credit: Twitter/@paulreiddublin

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