•The uptake of the vaccines for pregnant women to reduce the risk of flu and whooping cough is below target and is linked to fears about safety, according to a new study. •Pregnant women attending for care were asked to fill out a questionnaire during antenatal visits to their GP between November 2015 to March 2016. •Dr Ann O’ Connell and colleagues of IF YOU are visiting another EU country or Switzerland in the near future, it’s worth getting a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
It’s free and entitles you to health care if you become ill or injured while on a temporary stay.
One card is needed for each individual or member of the family. You will need to provide your name, address, date of birth and PPS number if you apply at a local health office.
You may be asked to show evidence of your PPS number, such as a P60 or a Social Services Card. You may also need to show proof that you are ordinarily resident in Ireland.
You can apply online at ehic.ie ,butyouneed to be registered for the medical card or drugs payment scheme. the South East GP Training Scheme found a majority believe both diseases are serious during pregnancy or infancy. •But many are unsure on vaccination safety. Some 91pc consider their GP’s advice reliable on this matter. The key message is that health care provider recommendation is the most powerful tool to improve uptake, ‘Irish Medical Journal’ findings revealed.