• Students returning to uni urged to get meningitis vaccineStudents returning to uni urged to get meningitis vaccine

    Students returning to university for the start of term are being urged by the Public Health Agency (PHA) to get a vaccine that can help protect against meningitis and septicaemia.

    The vaccine, which helps protect against meningococcal A, C, W and Y disease, is available from GPs for anyone aged 17-19 years (ie those born between 2 July 1996 and 1 July 1999), and first time university students up to the age of 25.

  • Stop smoking for good in 2017Stop smoking for good in 2017

    As we progress through January, many people who quit smoking as a New Year’s Resolution may be finding it tough to stay off tobacco, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging people to make use of the support that is available to help make their decision permanent.

    Colette Rogers, Strategic Lead for Tobacco Control with the PHA, said: “We know that stopping smoking can be very difficult, but help is at hand. 

  • Aged 70 or 78? Remember to get your shingles vaccinationAged 70 or 78? Remember to get your shingles vaccination

    The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding all people aged 70 and 78 years old that they are eligible to receive the shingles vaccine.

    The vaccine will help protect them against this common and painful disease and its complications.

  • Cook, cut and walk – top tips for Obesity Awareness WeekCook, cut and walk – top tips for Obesity Awareness Week

    This Obesity Awareness Week (9-15 January) the Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging everyone to try to cook healthier recipes, cut out snacks and get a bit more active.

  • Stop smoking this New YearStop smoking this New Year

    While many of us will be focusing on having a great time over the Christmas period, minds will soon be turning to New Year’s resolutions, and once again quitting smoking will be at the top of many people’s ‘to-do’ list come the 1 January 2017.
    The Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging smokers to use this opportunity to make a plan, think about what steps they are going to take to stay off tobacco for good, and seek practical support and advice from a free ‘Stop Smoking Service’.

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Students returning to uni urged to get meningitis vaccine

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 - 9:35am - News

Students returning to university for the start of term are being urged by the Public Health Agency (PHA) to get a vaccine that can help protect against meningitis and septicaemia.

The vaccine, which helps protect against meningococcal A, C,...

Stop smoking for good in 2017

Monday, 16 January 2017 - News

As we progress through January, many people who quit smoking as a New Year’s Resolution may be finding it tough to stay off tobacco, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging people to make use of the support that is available to help make...

Influenza Weekly Surveillance Bulletin, Northern Ireland, 2016/17

Thursday, 12 January 2017 - Publication

The Influenza Weekly Surveillance Bulletin is produced by the PHA and covers statistics for Northern Ireland. The bulletin is produced during the flu season.

 

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Aged 70 or 78? Remember to get your shingles vaccination

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 - News

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding all people aged 70 and 78 years old that they are eligible to receive the shingles vaccine.

The vaccine will help protect them against this common and painful disease and its complications.

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