Dáil Éireann - Volume 662 - 07 October, 2008
Written Answers. - Vaccination Programme.
Deputy James Reilly Deputy James Reilly
Deputy James Reilly asked the Minister for Health and Children the reason the flu vaccine programme for over 50s was abruptly cancelled; the person who made that decision; the funds spent on rolling out the extension of the scheme; the amount spent on publicity material and posters; the amount spent on purchasing extra supplies of flu vaccine; the number of flu vaccines purchased; the shelf life of that vaccine; the number of people who currently receive the flu vaccine under existing arrangements; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33699/08]
Deputy Mary Harney Deputy Mary Harney
Deputy Mary Harney: The Deputy’s question relates to the funding, management and delivery of health and personal social services, which are the responsibility of the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004. Accordingly, my  Department has requested the Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Executive to arrange to have this matter investigated and to have a reply issued directly to the Deputy.
Dáil Éireann 662 Written Answers. Vaccination Programme.