Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 10.03 a.m.
Prime Minister invites people to inject Seasonal “flu vaccine” (7 risk groups) free of charge Reduce the risk of contracting both COVID-19 and influenza as well as reducing the severity of disease and the risk of death
On August 17, 65, Mr. Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office, revealed that General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Inviting people to receive injection services “Influenza Vaccine” free of charge Which has only 15 days left, according to the NHSO, together with the Department of Disease Control, campaigning for influenza vaccination. Starting from May 1st – August 31st
The “flu vaccination” is still essential. Reduce the risk of contracting both COVID-19 and influenza It can reduce the severity of the disease and the risk of death. Influenza is still an easily spread disease. especially during the rainy season Each year, Thailand has reported an increasing number of cases. along with the COVID-19 situation It can cause serious symptoms and complications that can be fatal. Especially people in 7 risk groups, namely: 1. Pregnant women, gestational age 4 months or more (services are provided throughout the year) 2. All children aged 6 months to 2 years 3. People with chronic diseases as follows: COPD Asthma, coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, kidney failure, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and diabetes 4. Persons over 65 years of age 5. Thalassemia and people with impaired immune system (including symptomatic HIV-infected) 6. Obesity (weight > 100 kg or BMI > 35 kg/m2) 7. Persons with mental disabilities who cannot help themselves including all people’s rights to treatment People can contact for free influenza vaccination at all hospitals in the national health insurance system, including all government hospitals, Sor. Hospital, public health centers in the Bangkok area, private clinics and private hospitals that participate in the vaccination service.