People in Saudi Arabia urged to take flu vaccine

People in Saudi Arabia urged to take flu vaccine

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health said seasonal flu causes many complications, the most serious being pneumonia, bronchitis, ear infections, sepsis, and death.

Symptoms of seasonal flu include chills, sweating, temperatures over 38 degrees Celsius, muscle aches, headaches, sore throat, persistent cough, dehydration, and runny nose.

The Ministry of Health launched an awareness campaign on Monday to encourage vaccination against seasonal flu among the most affected groups, including the elderly, those with chronic illnesses or immunocompromises, pregnant women, and healthcare workers. 

The Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare emphasized that immunizations have been shown to be safe, free of serious side effects, and effective worldwide for many years.

Prevent illness by getting vaccinated, wearing a mask, washing your hands frequently, avoiding direct contact with your eyes and mouth, using a tissue when sneezing and coughing, and keeping your whole body clean It is suggested that it can be done.

Through this campaign, the Ministry of Health seeks to increase the number of people vaccinated and reduce the rate of seasonal flu infections and hospitalizations.

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