Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 6:00 a.m.
Influenza epidemic warning Free vaccination to prevent 7 risk groups until August 31
Bangkok Permanent Secretary Kajit Chatchawanich revealed that there is now a warning signal for influenza A is returning to spread along with Covid-19. Bangkok cares about its people. Especially people in 7 risk groups: 1. Pregnant women aged 4 months or more 2. Children 6 months to 2 years old 3. Patients with chronic diseases in all age groups. (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, heart disease, stroke Kidney failure, cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and diabetes) 4. People aged 65 years and over. 5. People with cerebral palsy can’t help themselves. 6. Thalassemia and people with impaired immune system including those infected with HIV who are symptomatic and 7. Obesity is a person who weighs more than 100 kg or a body mass index of 35 kg per square meter, therefore has opened for vaccination services. Influenza is free of charge at all 69 public health centers, hospitals affiliated with Bangkok and government hospitals across the country. By registering for influenza vaccine reservations through the following channels: 1.Register through the application “Pao Tang” 2.Make a reservation by yourself at all 69 public health centers of Bangkok. Get a walk-in service at a public health center near your home. Please bring your ID card or birth certificate (in the case of a child) on the day of vaccination service. From now to August 31, 2022 or until the vaccine runs out.
The influenza vaccine provides protection against three strains of influenza virus (an A/Victoria/2570/2019 (H1N1) pdm09-like virus, an A/Darwin/9/2021 (H3N2)-like virus; and a B/Austria/1359417/2021(B/ictoria lineage)-like virus.), as defined by the World Health Organization. Due to the fact that many people do not receive a booster shot against influenza, which should be vaccinated every year, regardless of whether they are in a high-risk group or not in a high-risk group, they should receive both influenza and coronavirus vaccines. -19 It is a cost-effective solution. Influenza vaccines are recognized worldwide for their efficacy and long-standing standards. There are also research studies indicating the benefits and efficacy of influenza vaccination. found to reduce the number of influenza patients Reduce the use of antibiotics, reduce the frequency of visits to the doctor. reduce the spread of germs including reducing hospitalization in the emergency room Overall, the influenza vaccine was found to be very useful for people of all ages, including those without underlying medical conditions.
In addition, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has promoted public awareness about influenza and self-protection during climate change. by recommending the prevention of infection to wear a mask Wash your hands with soap. or alcohol gel Avoid touching your nose, mouth, eyes with your hands. Avoid entering crowded places. Stopped studying when sick People can follow health news. For more information, please visit the Bangkok Medical Office page. or join as a member of the LINE Open Chat group Health Information Center MIL Center is another channel for receiving information.