Seasonal influenza vaccination is as important as corona.. do not ignore it

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They said: There is no conflict between them and they strengthen the immune system to confront viruses

The Secretary-General of the Federation of Arab Hospitals, Consultant of Public Health and Family and Community Medicine, Professor Tawfiq Ahmed Khoja, confirmed that the seasonal influenza vaccine is no less important and does not conflict with the immunization of Corona, and the individual must be keen to be immunized with it, indicating that the Ministry of Health has made it clear that the influenza vaccine will be distributed. For the winter season, while the national campaign will start, God willing, during the coming period as soon as the distribution is completed.” .

Khoja said: “Saudi Arabia, praise be to God, is one of the first countries that is keen to provide all immunizations that work to protect members of society from viruses and their strains, and here comes the role of community awareness in the need for immunization to protect the individual, family and society as a whole, and to achieve health safety for all, and praise be to God.” We have seen the interaction and cooperation of all members of society in making sure to take the two doses of immunization against Corona, as it is known that viruses are fierce in their dealings with humans, and they have the property of genetic mutation, which makes them spread quickly – as we noticed with the Corona virus – and from here, everyone must Make sure to get the seasonal flu vaccination.

Professor Khoja pointed out that seasonal influenza is a viral infection that spreads easily between humans, attacking the respiratory system, where a person becomes infected through the nose and mouth, up to the lungs, and ranges from mild to severe infection, and affects all age groups, and its transmission is through inhalation of droplets. Volatile in the air for an infected person when sneezing or coughing, or touching surfaces contaminated with the virus and then touching the eyes, mouth and nose, while the infection period ranges from one day before symptoms appear to 5-7 days after, and this period can last for a longer period of time when Children and people with immunodeficiency, and the most prominent symptoms are high temperature (not in everyone), chills and sweating, headache, persistent dry cough, tiredness and fatigue, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pain.

On the prevention of seasonal influenza, Professor Khoja said: The prevention of seasonal influenza is through taking the seasonal influenza vaccine on an annual basis, as vaccinations are given to all members of society; To introduce the immune system to the microbe and produce antibodies, and there are multiple types of vaccines that work in different ways to fight diseases, and vaccines do not protect only individuals but entire communities, in addition to washing hands well and regularly with soap and water, and avoiding touching the eyes or mouth directly after touching surfaces, Avoid direct contact with the infected person and share tools, use a tissue when sneezing and coughing and dispose of it immediately, and make sure to clean surfaces regularly (such as: tables and chairs).

For his part, the WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr. Ahmed Salem Al-Mandhari, said: The World Health Organization strongly recommends receiving the seasonal influenza vaccine every year, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic; As the seasonal influenza vaccine targets the most vulnerable groups and the most vulnerable to complications, and these groups include health personnel, the elderly and those with chronic diseases.

Al-Mandhari pointed out that the seasonal influenza vaccine does not prevent infection with the Corona virus, so both vaccines are important, and there is no conflict between them, as they strengthen the immune system to confront the two viruses of their own.

Al-Mandhari pointed out that it is important to emphasize that the seasonal influenza vaccine reduces complications and deaths, and contributes to reducing pressure on health institutions. To confirm its readiness during a pandemic.

October 17, 2021 – Rabi’ al-Awwal 11, 1443 03:08 PM

They said: There is no conflict between them and they strengthen the immune system to confront viruses

“Experts”: The seasonal flu vaccination is no less important than Corona.. do not ignore it

The Secretary-General of the Federation of Arab Hospitals, Consultant of Public Health and Family and Community Medicine, Professor Tawfiq Ahmed Khoja, confirmed that the seasonal influenza vaccine is no less important and does not conflict with the immunization of Corona, and the individual must be keen to be immunized with it, indicating that the Ministry of Health has made it clear that the influenza vaccine will be distributed. For the winter season, while the national campaign will start, God willing, during the coming period as soon as the distribution is completed.” .

Khoja said: “Saudi Arabia, praise be to God, is one of the first countries that is keen to provide all immunizations that work to protect members of society from viruses and their strains, and here comes the role of community awareness in the need for immunization to protect the individual, family and society as a whole, and to achieve health safety for all, and praise be to God.” We have seen the interaction and cooperation of all members of society in making sure to take two doses of immunization against Corona, as it is known that viruses are fierce in their dealings with humans, and they have the property of genetic mutation, which makes them spread quickly – as we noticed with the Corona virus – and from here, everyone must Make sure to get the seasonal flu vaccination.

Professor Khoja pointed out that seasonal influenza is a viral infection that spreads easily between humans, attacking the respiratory system, where a person becomes infected through the nose and mouth, up to the lungs, and ranges from mild to severe infection, and affects all age groups, and its transmission is through inhalation of droplets. Volatile in the air for an infected person when sneezing or coughing, or touching surfaces contaminated with the virus and then touching the eyes, mouth and nose, while the infection period ranges from one day before symptoms appear to 5-7 days after, and this period can last for a longer period of time when Children and people with immunodeficiency, the most prominent symptoms are high temperature (not in everyone), chills and sweating, headache, persistent dry cough, tiredness and fatigue, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pain.

On the prevention of seasonal influenza, Professor Khoja said: The prevention of seasonal influenza is through taking the seasonal influenza vaccine on an annual basis, as vaccinations are given to all members of society; To introduce the immune system to the microbe and produce antibodies, and there are multiple types of vaccines that work in different ways to fight diseases, and vaccines do not protect only individuals but entire communities, in addition to washing hands well and regularly with soap and water, and avoiding touching the eyes or mouth directly after touching surfaces, Avoid direct contact with the infected person and share tools, use a tissue when sneezing and coughing, and dispose of it immediately, and make sure to clean surfaces regularly (such as: tables and chairs).

For his part, the WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr. Ahmed Salem Al-Mandhari, said: The World Health Organization strongly recommends receiving the seasonal influenza vaccine every year, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic; As the seasonal influenza vaccine targets the most vulnerable groups and the most vulnerable to complications, and these groups include health personnel, the elderly and those with chronic diseases.

Al-Mandhari pointed out that the seasonal influenza vaccine does not prevent infection with the Corona virus, so both vaccines are important, and there is no conflict between them, as they strengthen the immune system to confront the two viruses of their own.

Al-Mandhari pointed out that it is important to emphasize that the seasonal influenza vaccine reduces complications and deaths, and contributes to reducing pressure on health institutions. To confirm its readiness during a pandemic.

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