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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

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