The Department of Health and Children has said that the number of cases of swine flu is continuing to decline.

The Department says the vaccination programme is moving into its final phase.

It says anyone in the target groups who has not yet been vaccinated should attend a HSE clinic before the end of March.

Any member of the public who has not yet been offered the vaccination can also now attend a clinic for the vaccine.

Over 800,000 people had received the vaccine by the start of this week. There have been 22 reported deaths in Ireland.