Call to provide flu vaccine to staff in Tipperary schools

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It comes as visiting restrictions remain in place at South Tipp General Hospital due to an outbreak of the flu virus.

Fianna Fail want the vaccine provided free of charge to teachers, SNAs and other workers.

Principals have expressed concern about the flu outbreak, with children returning to classes on Monday after the Christmas break.

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Fianna Fail’s Education Spokesperson Thomas Byrne, outlines why the issue should be addressed.