Seasonal flu vaccination campaign launched

In this regard, the Ministry of Health has announced that this campaign, the organization and coordination of which will be ensured by the Regional Health Directorates (DRS), will continue taking into account the evolution of the epidemiological situation.

In its circular, the ministry indicated that in view of the particular context of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the probability of co-circulation of the influenza virus and SARS-COV-2 during the 2020-2021 influenza season, “it It was decided to strengthen influenza vaccination and promotion activities, as part of a broad communication campaign focusing on all means of prevention against seasonal influenza, i.e. barrier measures, physical distancing and hygiene measures ”.

According to the same source, these means will have an impact not only on the prevention of influenza but also of Covid-19, as well as a reduction in the use of healthcare structures.

It should be recalled that, with a view to expanding vaccination coverage to gradually reach all high-risk populations, the ministry had decided to ensure the vaccination of pregnant women in the second and third trimester of pregnancy and of patients suffering from end-stage renal disease, in addition to professionals, from the 2019-2020 season.

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