A “total population” flu vaccination programme should be rolled out to take pressure off the health system in the autumn and winter months, according to the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO).
Influenza is responsible for between 200 and 500 deaths each year in Ireland, but in a severe season it can cause up to 1,000 deaths. Last year, the Health Service Executive (HSE) procured 1.2 million vaccines for the adult population.
This year it is expected to procure...
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