Cllr. O’Connell Urges Uptake of Minister Harris’ Flu Initiative

The important health announcement by Minister Harris being conveyed to the locality by Cllr. Bobby O’Connell.

Cllr. Bobby O’Connell wishes to convey a reminder that Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD has made an important announcement in relation to the flu vaccine for this year!

Minister Harris has announced that the vaccine is free to all children aged between two and 12 and it’s also free to every person in the defined ‘at risk categor’ up to 69 years of age.

All persons over 70 already qualify for this free service.

Preventing a Bad ‘Flu Outbreak

“This is an important development in the ongoing fight against COVID-19,” said Minister Harris.

“We do not want a situation later in the year to occur where a second wave of this virus combines with a bad flu outbreak.

“I would encourage everyone, particularly children and those in the at risk categories to get the vaccine when the time comes! said Minister Harris.