Influenza and residents of long term care facilities
Every year influenza vaccination is strongly recommended for residents of long term care facilities. Anyone can get the flu but it is more severe in people aged 65 years and over and anyone with a chronic medical condition.
Influenza guidance for residential care facilities
- Public Health Guidelines on the Prevention and Management of Influenza Outbreaks in Residential Care Facilities in Ireland
- Checklist for Residential Care Facilities on the Prevention, Detection and Control of Influenza-like illness and Influenza Outbreaks
- Guidance on influenza outbreaks in residential care facilities
- Guidance on the transfer of hospitalised patients diagnosed with influenza or other respiratory viruses from an acute hospital to a residential care facility
Influenza vaccine uptake and residents of long term care facilities