Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Questions (261)

Seán Haughey

Question:

261. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Health if he will ensure that the HSE continues to provide the flu vaccination jab free of charge to home carers employed directly or indirectly by the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40797/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Vaccination remains the most effective means of preventing infection by seasonal influenza viruses and can reduce severe disease that can lead to hospitalisation and death.

As this question relates to a service matter, it has been referred to the HSE for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.