Saturday , October 23 2021

National campaign sees 100,000 people receiving flu vaccination


According to the ministry, the campaign was able to vaccinate 100,000 people of different age groups at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) health facilities and Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) health centers, as well as at more than 45 hospitals, and private and semi-governmental clinics.
Vaccination teams from the Ministry of Public Health also conducted several campaigns for workers at many institutions and bodies, including the Public Works Authority, the General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) and the Qatar Post, as well as staff vaccinations. in the Nakilat and Milaha companies, as well as in several universities and educational institutions.
According to the ministry, there has been an increase in vaccination coverage this year compared to previous years, thanks to significant efforts by the ministry and all relevant government and private sector authorities to ensure that vaccines reach the entire population, especially as awareness increased among people about the importance of vaccination and its effectiveness in preventing seasonal influenza.
The Ministry of Health underscored the importance of the initiative to receive the vaccine against seasonal influenza, especially with the beginning of the winter season and the recent dramatic fall in temperatures, where vaccination helps prevent influenza complications, especially among population groups with high risk.
In this context, the health ministry advised all citizens and residents most at risk of developing influenza complications to consider taking the seasonal flu vaccine. This includes recommended vaccination categories for all people with chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma and heart, lung and kidney disease, cancer, the elderly (over 65 years), children aged 6 months to 5 years, pregnant women and health professionals .
The ministry explained that vaccination is available free to all citizens and residents of all primary health centers, as well as 45 hospitals, health centers and private and semi-governmental clinics.

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