D-Day, May 1, invites 7 risk groups for all rights to get a free “influenza” vaccination.

National Health Security Office (NHSO) Prepare preventive vaccines “Influenza” 4,200,000 doses for injections for people of 7 risk groups, all rights to preventive vaccination services “Influenza” seasonal, free of charge Available from 1 May 65 – 31 Aug 65 or until the vaccine runs out. at public and private service units that join the National Health Security System

7 risk groups are:

1️. Pregnant women, gestational age 4 months or more
2️. Children 6 months to 2 years old
3️. People with chronic diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease, asthma, renal failure, cerebrovascular disease, diabetes and cancer patients. undergoing chemotherapy
4️. Elderly people aged 65 years and over
5️. People with thalassemia and those with impaired immune systems (including symptomatic HIV-infected people)
6️. Obese people (weight > 100 kg or BMI > 35 kg per square meter)
7️. People with cerebral palsy who cannot help themselves

Initially, there will be an SMS message informing people at risk groups to receive the service, which can walk in to receive the service at the service unit near their home without having to reserve in advance. Except for Bangkok that still has a system to open for reservations. by registering through the app “Bag Tang” same as last year

which vaccination against influenza during the outbreak of COVID-19 In addition to reducing the severity of illness and death from complications of “Influenza” and also help reduce the rate of hospitalization of patients with COVID-19 as well as to reduce the confusion of screening for co-infection between “Influenza” with COVID-19 as well

Picture from: Thai Khu Fa

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