Written answers

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Department of Health and Children

Vaccination Programme

8:00 pm

Photo of Liz McManusLiz McManus (Wicklow, Labour)
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Question 583: To ask the Minister for Health and Children if she is satisfied that the swine influenza vaccination is suitable and safe for pregnant women in view of the medical concerns being expressed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39019/09]

Photo of Mary HarneyMary Harney (Minister, Department of Health and Children; Dublin Mid West, Independent)
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All of the medical evidence, both national and international, available to my Department is that the swine flu vaccine is suitable and safe for pregnant women. It is recommended that pregnant women of more than 14 weeks gestation and women six weeks post partum should avail of the vaccine.

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