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HPA urges to vaccinate against influenza

Nafaahath Ibrahim
05 April 2019, MVT 15:00
Vaccination. PHOTO: MIHAARU
Nafaahath Ibrahim
05 April 2019, MVT 15:00

Health Protection Agency on Thursday predicted influenza outbreak and urged citizens to take precaution and get vaccinated.

The statement released by HPA stated that as per the statistics from the past two years, there is a high chance of an outbreak.

Additionally, the agency stressed the importance of getting vaccinated annually, as a precaution.

Since the virus responsible for influenza undergo changes every year, the vaccine against this disease get upgrades every six months.

People who are high at high risk for influenza:

Pregnant women

People getting treatment for long term disease

Cancer patients, even those who have finished treatment

Dialysis patients

Senior citizens about 65 years

Children aged between 6 months to six years

The vaccine against Influenza is available from ADK Pharmacy and State Trading Organization's Pharmacy.

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