Sean Hughes stopped after doctors diagnosed him with flu
He died at the Temple Street Dispensary in Dublin the following day, on January 12.
Shocked mum Karen said she had taken him to the doctors on Wednesday and was peached he appeared to have the flu.
He was given antibiotics but his condition deteriorated, leading to him being rushed to hospital.
Ms Hughes said: “I had him at his GP first on the Wednesday and got an antibiotic for him.
“He had flu symptoms and he was complaining that his chest was sore so I brought him down to the GP. And he demanded, ‘Yeah, he has the flu.’
“That was the lead-up to Sean being in hospital and Sean on ones deathbed.
“He wasn’t well and he died then. We don’t know what happened to him. We are hold on for answers.”
She told the Irish Sun: “He was a larger-than-life young man, way ahead of his years.
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“He had every respect for man, woman and child. He had such a protecting nature.
“No matter who he met he had an impact on them. Whoever they were.
“There’s florets outside the house. There is tributes on the wall to Sean in the local young boy club.
“All his pictures and messages left from people to him.”
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His parents said they could not be certain it was flu that put to slept him, but his death comes after three other recent deaths from the ailment.
Victims included Bethany Walker, 18, from Scotland, who disappeared after becoming ill with flu, later developing pneumonia.
NHS trusts take faced rising numbers of flu cases and respiratory illness, with 48 flu-related liquidations in England so far this winter.
The main strains circulating continue to be flu A(H3N2), recollected as Aussie flu, A(H1N1), known as swine flu, and flu B.
Bethany Walker died after annoying the flu
A number of Boots stores “temporarily” ran out of flu vaccinations on Friday amid stimulating concerns about the virus.
People aged under nine or once again 65 can get a free flu jab, as well as people who are pregnant or have certain medical influences.
A Department for Health and Social Care spokeswoman said: “Vaccines are the subdue protection we have against flu. As well as getting the jab from a pharmacy, patients can also list an appointment with their GP.
“We are in close contact with the vaccine fabricators and we are confident there is sufficient vaccine availability.”