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NOVEL CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

February 25, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on NOVEL CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

25th February 2021 Covid-19: Provisional Vaccination Allocation Groups Covid-19 Vaccine – Public Health Advice from the Government of Ireland. Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccination programme is designed to protect those most at risk of severe disease and those most exposed to Covid-19 first, preventing deaths and hospitalisations. Allocation is based on clinical guidance and evidence which is […]

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Cervical screening – CervicalCheck

January 19, 2021  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on Cervical screening – CervicalCheck

Cervical screening has restarted. The next time you come in for cervical screening your sample will be tested for the HPV virus. If you are worried about symptoms that might mean you have cervical cancer, please contact Athboy Family Practice now. Never ignore symptoms. HPV Cervical Screening Cervical screening now looks to see if you have […]

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Update on Covid-19 Vaccination

December 31, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on Update on Covid-19 Vaccination

The initial roll out of the vaccine involves the vaccination of nursing home residents by community vaccination teams; Vaccinations at St Elizabeth’s nursing home in Athboy is scheduled for 19th January 2021.   Vaccination in general practice is most likely to begin in February/ March 2021 especially following the rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.   […]

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Christmas and New Year festivities: How to keep safe and avoid COVID-19

December 21, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on Christmas and New Year festivities: How to keep safe and avoid COVID-19

Christmas and New Year is an important time for us to meet with family and friends. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is still with us. The social gatherings and events that are common at Christmas-time and over the New Year traditionally involve more close contact between people who do not meet on a day-to-day basis. This may bring […]

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Free Flu Vaccine for Teenagers – Now Available

December 12, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on Free Flu Vaccine for Teenagers – Now Available

Th HSE have extended the free nasal flu vaccine for children to include teenagers up to 17 years of age Appointment slots are now available for the flu vaccine for children/teenagers. This year due to Covid-19 the Flu Vaccine is available by appointment only. Athboy Family Practice is running designated Flu Clinics every Tuesday, Wednesday […]

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Flu Vaccine Update

October 30, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on Flu Vaccine Update

Dr Madeleine Ní Dhálaigh on the free flu vaccine for children. #VaccinesWork pic.twitter.com/y5zVYSSWow — Irish Medical Organisation (@IMO_IRL) October 29, 2020   The Irish Medical Organisation is encouraging all parents to contact their GP to have children aged 2-12 years vaccinated against the flu. The nasal vaccine is safe, simple and free. Protect your child […]

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Flu Vaccine for Children – Now Available

October 07, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on Flu Vaccine for Children – Now Available

Appointment slots are now available for the flu vaccine for children. This year due to Covid-19 the Flu Vaccine will be available by appointment only. Athboy Family Practice is running designated Flu Clinics every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Booking by by phone (046-943-0098) or email ([email protected]) and we will return your call with an appointment.

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Seasonal Influenza Vaccination 2020/2021

September 15, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on Seasonal Influenza Vaccination 2020/2021

Appointment slots are now available for the flu vaccine. The flu vaccine for children is also now available. This year due to Covid-19 the Flu Vaccine will be available by appointment only. Athboy Family Practice will be running designated Flu Clinics every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Booking by by phone (046-943-0098) or email ([email protected]) and […]

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How can you reduce the chance of getting Dementia?

July 31, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on How can you reduce the chance of getting Dementia?

Worldwide around 50 million people live with dementia, and this number is projected to increase to 152 million by 2050. The Lancet Commission on dementia prevention, intervention, and care have identified 12 risk factors that might prevent or delay up to 40% of dementias (You can read the original Lancet Article here). Excessive alcohol consumption […]

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What to do if you are feeling unwell?

June 24, 2020  |   Posted by :   |   Information For Patients,Latest News   |   Comments Off on What to do if you are feeling unwell?

The threat of Covid-19 is still with us in society today and the risk of contracting the virus has lessened substantially since last March. However, it can be difficult to know what to do if you are feeling unwell. It is important not to ignore or put off seeking medical treatment for other abnormal signs […]

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