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Seasonal flu jabs acquired

A small supply of seasonal flu vaccine has been obtained by the Department of Health.

Officials aren't saying how many jabs they have acquired, but the Public Health Directorate is working with GPs to identify how best to use them.

A statement from the department says it will continue to see if it can get further supplies, although it's far from certain any more will be available.

Last week, over 3,000 doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine Pandemrix were released.

Members of the public who are not in the well publicised 'at risk' groups are being reminded they should not get vaccinated at a time when there's a need to conserve the limited stocks for those whose need is greatest.

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