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MOH Calls on Community Members to Get Flu Vaccine
23 October 2017
Ministry of Health (MOH) has called on all community members to take the initiative to get influenza vaccine at hospitals, primary care centers and shopping malls. Through an awareness infographic posted on its Twitter page, MOH indicated that the most vulnerable groups are: children under five, pregnant women, diabetics, asthma and cardiac patients.
According to MOH, the vaccines are available at hospitals and primary care centers, as well as shopping malls such as: Sahara Mall, Red Sea Mall- Jeddah and Dareen Mall- Dammam, up to Safar 8th, 1439H., corresponding to October 28th, 2017.
The MOH has also pointed out that the vaccine is given to prevent influenza and its complications, and warned not to give it to children under the age of 6 months. The vaccine is given at the onset of winter. Such awareness-raising activities come in continuation of MOH's efforts to maintain the health and safety of all community members, to promote health awareness and to urge indiviuals to adopt healthy behaviors and healthy eating habits.

Last Update : 26 October 2017 08:49 AM
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