Influenza Alert During Pandemic, Ministry of Health Suggests Flu Vaccine

Sunday, November 21, 2021 | 08:26 WIB

Flu illustration. (Freepik.com)


KlikBabel.com – Influenza Alert During Pandemic, Ministry of Health Suggests Flu Vaccine The World Health Organization (WHO) contains data on deaths due to the influenza virus.

This virus has been around for a long time before the Covid-19 virus. Some people think the influenza virus is a mild disease, even though in some countries the four seasons of influenza should not be underestimated.

Quoted from Wartak Ekonomi, WHO data in 2018 showed that 3 out of 5 million people in various countries are affected by severe influenza infections every year.

Of these, it is estimated that 290,000 to 650,000 people die per year.

For this reason, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends giving the seasonal flu vaccine once a year from the age of six months to adulthood.

Meanwhile, the Director of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control of the Ministry of Health, Siti Nadia Tarmizi, reminded the public to be aware of the influenza (flu) virus during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We still have to be disciplined in health protocols and carry out vaccinations according to the doctor’s schedule and recommendations,” said Siti Nadia at a press conference.

Therefore, flu vaccination is important to prevent coinfection with the corona virus.

Because it can lead to serious complications.

Also read: 389 thousand deaths every year occur in the elderly due to the flu

“The flu vaccine and Covid-19 vaccine were well tolerated according to the vaccination procedure,” he explained.


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