Slow uptake of children’s flu vaccine

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UL Hospitals Group chief executive Colette CowanPARENTS in Limerick are not having their children vaccinated against the flu in the numbers that were expected.According to local family doctors, the take-up of the free, painless vaccine – which is administered by nasal spray – has been very disappointing.Meanwhile, it has emerged that just over half of healthcare workers in the University of Limerick Hospitals Group have availed of the flu vaccine while six in ten community healthcare workers have been vaccinated.Hospitals Group chief executive Professor Colette Cowan confirmed that 51 per cent of the healthcare workers in its six hospitals have been vaccinated.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is the highest flu vaccine uptake ever recorded by the hospitals. The UL Hospitals Group is actively working towards the national target of 75 per cent vaccination for healthcare workers,” Prof Cowan added.The numbers indicate that there has been  a 120 per cent increase on the same five week vaccination period in 2019.In answer to a query from the Limerick Post, the HSE said it does not have data on the uptake of the new children’s vaccine but said that 600,000 doses of nasal flu vaccine have been procured so far this year.“All sites that placed an order for the vaccine received their first delivery by the October 9. To date, more than 75 per cent of the vaccine has been distributed to GPs and pharmacies for administration to children between two and 12 years of age,” a HSE spokesman explained.“As of November 18, at least 122,000 doses of the children’s vaccine have been given.“With less than three weeks left of the school term and understanding the challenging circumstances schools find themselves with Covid protocols and limited space for vaccinations, it is not possible to provide the flu vaccine in schools this year,” the spokesman added.At a meeting of the Health Forum West last week, Chief Officer for HSE Mid West Community Healthcare Maria Bridgeman, said that 60 per cent of heath care workers in the region have been vaccinated.“Clinics are on-going across the area and the figure of 60 per cent uptake is expected to increase in the weeks ahead,” she said. Facebook Previous articleFamily hoping inquiry will reopen Bunratty death investigationNext articleAnn & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 35 | Big news hidden in plain sight Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Advertisement Johnson and Johnson lead the way with vaccine candidate for COVID-19 WhatsApp Measles outbreak team in city TAGSvaccine Printcenter_img Linkedin No vaccines in Limerick yet Email Measles cases increase More measles cases in Limerick NewsHealthSlow uptake of children’s flu vaccineBy Bernie English – December 4, 2020 342 Under-40s need measles vaccine as cases climb Twitterlast_img read more

Summer Dance Day Camp at The Kennedy Dancers, Inc.

first_img× Campers will be transported into the world of dance and will participate in professional dance classes in Ballet, Lyrical, Modern, Latin, Hip Hop, Theatrical Jazz, and Gymnastics, Tumbling, and Acrobatics. There will also be activities with Music, Acting, Drawing & Sketching, Tennis, Soccer, and Swimming (if permitted).Healthy Breakfast, Lunch, & Snacks provided by the Jersey City Department of Health & Human Services and New Jersey Department of Agriculture will be served daily, included in tuition! You may also bring your own lunch, packaged from home. No fast food.Tuition costs for our camp very modest.Register and Pay by June 11th and Save $50!2 WEEKS – $4104 WEEKS – $7806 WEEKS – $1110Register and Pay by June 25th to secure your childs spot!2 WEEKS – $4604 WEEKS – $8306 WEEEKS – $1160**There is a discount for a sibling in the same family. Call or email for details.**For more information, or to enroll early, please call 201-659-2190 or email us at [email protected] so that we can start your registration process!Sincerely,Diane DragoneArtistic DirectorThe Kennedy Dancers, Inc.A Non-Profit Organization79 Central AvenueJersey City, NJ [email protected] The Kennedy Dancers, Inc., a Non-Profit Organization has announced that In-Person Summer Dance Day Camp will resume this Summer from July 6 through August 13, 2021.Summer Dance Day Camp will run from 8:45AM-3:30PM Monday through Friday, offering 2, 4, and 6 week programs for those who may be traveling or taking time off during the Summer but who still want to participate.last_img read more

UCL: Sterling winning fitness race for Real Madrid cracker

first_imgRaheem Sterling is winning his race to be fit for Wednesday night’s trip to Real Madrid.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone And Sunsport reported that it was touch and go whether he would be ready to return by the time City travelled to the Bernabeu.While he did not the travelling party for the win at Leicester on Saturday, he has been training for the last few days.And it seems certain that Sterling will be on the plane when the squad fly to Spain early on Tuesday afternoon.That will leave Pep Guardiola with a big decision on whether to pick him from the start or name him among the substitutes.Sterling is certain to want to play and catch the eye having confirmed at the weekend that he would love to play for the Spanish giants one day. Loading… center_img Read Also: De Bruyne warns Man City they will be branded failures without UCL winWhile Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane also refused to rule out a summer move for “very good” Sterling earlier this week.Because it coincided with City’s winter break, the injury kept him out of just two matches and he is likely to be fresh to face Zidane’s men.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Manchester City ace tweaked a hamstring during the 2-0 defeat at Tottenham on February 2.last_img read more