Free flu vaccine for children and thos in ‘at risk’ categories this year – Harris

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This years flu vaccine will be available to children aged between two and 12 for free this winter, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said.

Harris today confirmed that at-risk groups defined by the HSE aged from six months to 69 years will also be able to get the vaccine for free.

People aged 70 and over already have access for free and this will continue.

Those defined as at-risk by the HSE include people aged 65 or above, pregnant women, people with long-term medical conditions and people whose immune systems are compromised.