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MOH Continues the Activities of Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Campaign at Shopping Malls
 The Ministry of Health (MOH) continues the activities of the National Vaccination Campaign against Seasonal Influenza, which it has recently launched at shopping malls, targeting the vaccination of more than two million persons.
The MOH has pointed out that the field medical teams and health awareness teams are available and keep on vaccinating the targeted groups at the shopping malls in each of Riyadh, the Eastern Region, Jeddah, and Makkah. The MOH, through this campaign, targets the groups of people, who are more likely to develop flu-related complications, including patients with chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and heart and kidney diseases. The campaign also targets pregnant women, the elderly, and children (from the age of 6 months up to 5 years), and workers in the health care sector; in order to reduce the risk of infection transmission into health facilities.
Within the same vein, the MOH underlined that it has provided the vaccines at its health facilities, including hospitals and primary health care centers all over the Kingdom’s regions and governorates. Besides, it has been implementing an accompanying general awareness campaign to educate the community, let alone a series of medical lectures, targeting the health professionals who provide health care for the high-risk groups; in an endeavor to ensure that they are briefed on the latest information about flue vaccination and its effectiveness in reducing the risk of serious complications as a result of the infection.
Over and above, the MOH highlighted the importance of getting the vaccines by each of all health care providers, whether clinical or administrative, patients with chronic respiratory diseases (CRDs), heart diseases, nervous system diseases, chronic liver diseases, kidney diseases, tumors, diabetes, and sickle-cell anemia, as well as people with genetic or acquired immunity, pregnant women, children over 6 months of age, the elderly, and those people who are in contact with groups at high risk of developing diseases complications.

Last Update : 30 October 2016 02:26 PM
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