HSE Partner Pack 21 June 2024

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Put the MMR vaccine on your holiday check-list

The HSE is highlighting the importance of getting the MMR vaccine before you go on holidays, if you are not up to date. The MMR vaccine protects against measles, mumps and rubella. If you’re not sure if you’ve had the vaccine before, it’s still safe to get one to make sure you’re protected. You can get a vaccine through the MMR vaccine catch-up programme.

Your baby should get the MMR vaccine when they are due it at 12 months old and a final dose in junior infants. If your baby is travelling outside Ireland for holidays before they are due their MMR vaccine at 12 months old, they can get an additional MMR vaccine for free if they are aged between 6 and 12 months to protect them before they travel. They should then get their next dose as normal at 12 months and the final dose in junior infants.

Visit the HSE website for more information and where to get a vaccine.

Be SunSmart campaign

Even on the cloudy days, let’s continue being SunSmart! Whether you’re at home or going on holidays you can protect your skin by following the 5 SunSmart steps:

  • Slip on long loose clothing
  • Slop on the sunscreen
  • Slap on a wide-brimmed hat
  • Seek shade even when it’s cloudy
  • Slide on sunglasses

Radio and digital audio ads are running until the end of August. You can listen to the English and Irish versions of the ad on the HSE Soundcloud page here. Out-Of-Home (OOH) ads are running on Dublin Bus and Dart until the 14th of July. Ads will also be displayed in the female washrooms at the Aviva stadium for the P!NK and Taylor Swift concerts. Social media ads have been running since the start of April and will continue throughout the summer.

A campaign pack with promotional content and key messages to help you support the campaign is at the bottom of this email.

You can also find more information on the HSE SunSmart page.

New HSE Virtual Wards will provide hospital care at home

A new service was recently announced to support patients to receive hospital care at home.

Virtual Wards are a safe and efficient alternative to inpatient care, made possible through technology. Patients receive hospital care, monitoring and treatment in the comfort of their own home, under the care of the consultant-led hospital team.

The service will be available later this month to suitable cardiology and respiratory patients in St Vincent’s University Hospital and University Hospital Limerick.

Benefits for patients include:

  • enhanced recovery
  • lower risk of hospital-acquired infections
  • less likely to need another inpatient hospital stay in the near future

Read more about Virtual Wards here.

Proud and Prepared 

Proud and Prepared is a collaborative effort between LGBT community organisations like Gay Health Network & Man2Man.ie, BelongTo, LINC, Gay Men’s Health Service (GMHS) and Dublin Pride.

Their mission is to raise awareness about available health and wellbeing services catering to various needs such as sexual health, mental health, physical health and substance use support. Proudandprepared.ie is a resource page signposting to helpful supports and information links.

The Proud and Prepared campaign creative will be promoted in out of home and digital activity throughout June and the rest of the Pride season. More information and shareable social media content is available in the attached campaign pack.

National Sepsis Summit 2024

The 8th National Sepsis Summit is on Tuesday, 3 September 2024 at the Printworks Event and Exhibition Centre in Dublin Castle. The summit will bring together patient advocates and international and national experts.

You can register here.

HSE Talking Health and Wellbeing Podcast: Young Social Innovators

In the latest HSE Talking Health and Wellbeing Podcast, host Fergal Fox speaks with Roger Warnock, CEO of Young Social Innovators (YSI), about the organisation’s efforts to empower young people in Ireland to tackle societal, environmental and health issues through social innovation. We discuss the various programmes they provide, such as Activate, which encourages students to create solutions for problems they care about, and the Ignite Community, which reaches out to young people outside the traditional school system, underscoring YSI’s role in fostering youth engagement, confidence, and the drive for change, as well as the organisation’s new strategy.

Listen and share wherever you get your Podcasts or watch on the HSE Health and Wellbeing YouTube channel.


For information and advice, please go to https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/covid19/ and https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/. Clinical and professional guidance relating to COVID-19 is available on www.hpsc.ie.

Health service information for Ukrainian nationals

  • Updated mental health supports information is here
  • Disability services information is here
  • Healthcare services information is here
  • COVID-19 information is here
  • COVID-19 vaccination video, Dr Oksana Kozdoba, a Pediatrician from Ukraine, shares information about the vaccination programme in Ireland. She covers the vaccines offered in Ireland to protect babies, school children and adults.




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