Tuesday, September 15, 2020

2020-2021 Northern Hemisphere flu vaccine
 The stocks of the latest 2020-2021 Northern Hemisphere FLU vaccine has arrived in our clinics. 

 The following are the groups at risk for complications related with influenza infection and recommended for the seasonal flu vaccination:

 1) Persons aged 65 years and older
 2) Children who are 6 months to 5 years
 3) Adults and children who have chronic disorders of the lungs (including asthma) or heart
 4) Adults and children who suffer from chronic metabolic diseases (including diabetes)
 5) People with kidney malfunction like those on dialysis; 
 6) People with a blood disorder like thalassemia; 
 7) People whose immune resistance is lowered due to medications or those whose immune system is weakened due to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection; 
 8) Children and teenagers aged 6 months to 18 years who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy (they are at risk of Reye syndrome, which is a deadly disease that affects all body organs especially the liver and brain, after influenza infection); 
 9) Women who are in the second or third trimester of pregnancy.

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