Subject: Updated Broadcast Email: Flu clinics Dublin North – Occ Health STARTING TODAY, Plus DNW, DNC & Addiction Services & Lusk CU

 

A reminder that the flu vaccination clinics are now in progress. Please see below for details of clinics in Occupational Health, Addiction services and Primary Care in Dublin North West and Dublin North City

We would encourage all HSE staff to avail of the free Influenza Vaccine, which is being provided during over the coming weeks. Flu can cause serious complications such as pneumonia especially in those aged 65 and older, children under 4 years of age, those with long term medical conditions and pregnant women. We have to remember that if you get the ‘flu’, the virus may pass to your patients for a full 24 hours before you show any symptoms. Please consider how many patients you may be in contact within one day and consider the serious effects the flu virus may have on them.

Information for Healthcare Workers on the vaccine is available on the HSE website at the following link: http://www.hse.ie/eng/health/immunisation/pubinfo/fluvaccine/infohcw/

The following clinics will be run in the Occupational Health Department based in Connolly Hospital and I have listed some of the dates for October below for your information. These are the walk-in clinics, requiring no appointment. Please note that vaccines will be given strictly within these clinic times only. Please remember to wear appropriate clothing – the vaccine is administered in the shoulder

Flu Clinics @ Connolly Hospital – Occupational Health Department

Day Date Time
Monday 2nd October 10am – 12md
Tuesday 3rd October 2pm – 4pm
Friday 6th October 10am – 12md
Monday 9th October 2pm – 4pm
Wednesday 11th October 10am – 12md
Friday 13th October 11am – 1pm
Monday 16th October 10am – 12md
Wednesday 18th October 2pm – 4pm
Thursday 19th October 10am – 12md

Peer vaccination clinics will also be run locally in many services. Please see below clinics we have been notified of. Clinics will be advertised locally also and the intranet page (see link at end of message) will be updated with details of further clinics as they come in. Please see below for scheduled clinics:

Primary Care – Dublin North West

 

DATE TIME LOCATION
Weds 4th October 2.30-4.30 Roselawn Health Centre
Friday 6th Oct 9.30-12.30 Wellmount Health Centre

 

Primary Care – Dublin North City

 

DATE TIME LOCATION
Tuesday 10th Oct 10.00 am –  11.00 am Ballymun Civic Centre
Monday16th Oct 10 .00am –  11.00 am North Strand HC
Wednesday 18th Oct 10 .00pm – 11.00 am Marino HC
Tuesday 31st  Oct 2.00pm – 3.00 pm North Strand HC
Thursday 2nd Nov 2.00pm – 3.00 pm Ballymun Civic Centre
Tuesday 28th Nov 10.00am – 11.00 am Vernon Ave HC
Thursday 30th Nov 10.00am – 11 am Ballymun HC

 Addiction Services

 ‘Staff employed directly by the HSE Addiction Services-Social Inclusion, North Dublin City & County, can avail of the Flu Vaccine in any one of the 17 Treatment and Satellite Clinics in operation within our Service. Simply contact the Nurse in the Clinic that’s most convenient for you to attend, to arrange a time to have the Vaccine administered. Phone Numbers of the Clinics are linked here. Any queries please contact Nurse Roseanna Collins via email: roseanna.collins@hse.ie

Lusk Community Unit

Peer Vaccinators in Lusk will be doing a drop in clinic for the month of October. If they just phone the unit on 8071240 and arrange a time to attend with Glorietta or one of the ADONs.

Finally we have a dedicated Intranet page for all HSE staff with various information about the flu virus, flu vaccine, manager statements and up to date clinic information. See http://hsenet.hse.ie/Hospital_Staff_Hub/Connolly/Flu.html .  We have also linked some information on this page to answer any questions or concerns you have about the vaccine. If you are unsure about getting the vaccine please have a look at this or the HSE page linked above, in order make a fully informed decision. Please contact the Occ Health department for further information

Yours sincerely

The Occupational Health Service