The Ministry of Health announced that who should definitely get the flu vaccine while the flu vaccine debate continues.
In the statement published on the official website of the General Directorate of Public Health of the Ministry of Health, “People over the age of 65 are as sensitive to infectious diseases as children and babies. The elderly may have a more severe illness when they have the flu. As a result of sinusitis, otitis media and a very simple microorganism, flu can turn into pneumonia and carry a life-threatening disease. Vaccination is the most important method of protection to protect our elderly from the vaccinated infectious diseases.
Same zamIn the statement, which stated that flu and diseases such as hypertension, asthma, diabetes and COPD can also be exacerbated, “People over the age of 65 should learn the appropriate vaccines for them from their family doctor, internal medicine doctor or infection specialist and complete their vaccines. Everyone over the age of 65 should have the flu vaccine once a year, ideally in September-November before winter comes ”.
The groups that should definitely have the flu vaccine are listed as follows:
- 65 and over
- Those with chronic kidney failure
- Cardiovascular system patients
- Pregnant women
- Asthma, chronic lung disease
- Those who are between 6 months and 18 years old and need to use aspirin for a long time.