Flu vaccines at your doorstep from today
The Ministry of Health launched a seasonal flu vaccine service to beneficiaries at home or wherever they are, in cooperation with Karim, from Wednesday November 7 to Tuesday November 13
An official from the Ministry of Health explained that the services are offered in a number of cities and governorates in the Kingdom including Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Makkah, Qassim, Jazan, Hail, Tabuk, Madinah, Jouf, Al Ahsa, Asir, Khobar, Dhahran and Qatif.
The service can be obtained through the application of Karim on smart phones and the choice of a vaccination service. The vehicle carrying the health crew will arrive for seasonal influenza vaccination for the entire family at your doorstep from 4 pm to 10 pm during the specified days
The Ministry already announced the launch of a national campaign to vaccinate against seasonal influenza from October 14.
The Ministry called on all members of the community to get the vaccination of influenza through primary care centers, hospitals of the Ministry of Health and immunization activities in commercial centers.
Vaccination of influenza reduces the incidence of influenza by more than 60 percent , and reduces the possibility of hospitalization because of influenza by by 80 percent
It should be noted that the vaccine is given at the beginning of winter each year. The most vulnerable groups of influenza victims include children under five years, pregnant women, diabetics, asthma patients, patients with chronic heart and liver diseases
These awareness activities are a continuation of their efforts