Title: Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital Offers Free Influenza and COVID-19 Vaccines to Public
Subtitle: Walk-in Services Available on September 8-9, 2023, without Prior Appointment
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand – Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital has announced that it will provide free influenza and COVID-19 vaccinations to the public this weekend. The hospital aims to vaccinate 2,000 individuals with the influenza vaccine, as well as administer first and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The hospital invites interested individuals to avail themselves of the injection services, without the need to register or book an appointment in advance. The walk-in service will be available at the Central Nakhon Ratchasima Injection Center on Saturday, September 9, and Sunday, September 10, 2023. Queuing tickets can be obtained from the 4th floor starting at 10:00 a.m.
Under the vaccination initiative, the hospital will be providing 1,000 free flu vaccinations per day. Additionally, Pfizer vaccines will be administered for COVID-19 prevention. The Pfizer red cap variant is suitable for children aged 2-4 years, while the Pfizer orange cap variant is recommended for children aged 5-11 years. For individuals aged 12 and above, two varieties of the Pfizer vaccine will be made available, with an annual injection recommended.
Before receiving the flu vaccine, individuals are advised to refrain from heavy exercise or lifting weights two days before and after vaccination. Adequate sleep is also recommended during this time. Furthermore, it is important to note that the COVID-19 vaccination should be spaced at least one month apart from the influenza vaccine.
In case of fever or intense pain after vaccination, individuals can consider taking 500 milligrams of paracetamol, one tablet at a time, with a minimum 6-hour gap between doses. However, medications such as Brufen Arcoxia and Celebrex should be avoided. It is also recommended to inject the vaccine into the less dominant arm and avoid heavy arm usage for two days following the injection.
On the day of the injection, it is advised to consume at least 500-1,000 cc of water and avoid caffeine-containing beverages, including tea, coffee, and alcoholic drinks. After the injection, individuals will be asked to wait for 30 minutes to observe any injection site symptoms under the supervision of the hospital staff.
For individuals taking medication to dissolve blood clots, it is recommended to continue taking the medicine as usual. However, after the injection, firm pressure should be applied to the injection site for an additional minute.
Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital aims to ensure that the community has access to vital flu and COVID-19 vaccines, further enhancing public health and safety.]
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