Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Questions (190)

Stephen Donnelly


190. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health if the HSE monitors the number of nursing home patients, public and private, that have been vaccinated against flu; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47986/19]

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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 the Health Service Executive collects and collates influenza statistics, it has been referred to the HSE for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.