Health authorities advise: flu vaccine in October and November 2

Health authorities advise: flu vaccine in October and November

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Health authorities advise: flu vaccine in October and November


The flu vaccine should now be considered.

With the fall weather comes the flu. Early vaccination protects against serious infections. Health authorities and family doctors were prepared.

In October and November, according to the Rostock County Health Service, the best time is for the flu vaccine. Currently, the four-prong vaccine protects against the top four expected variants of the flu virus, the Güstrow Office said on Tuesday.

A family doctor can perform flu shots

The vaccination is with a family doctor or health department. Vaccine protection begins at the earliest after one week and is fully effective after two weeks.

According to the National Bureau of Health and Human Services (LAGuS), more than 20,000 vaccine doses are available from regional health authorities. The vaccine is being delivered so that flu vaccines can be started from now on, a spokeswoman said. Most vaccinations are performed after the experience of the past years, but with family doctors.

Flu: symptoms and course

Infection with influenza viruses mainly causes drops that develop during coughing or sneezing. The flu starts suddenly with chills, fever, a strong sense of illness, headaches and body aches, coughs and sore throats. Terrific complications include pneumonia, heart muscle and brain inflammation.

According to the health department, elderly people over 60 years of age and chronic patients are particularly affected by severe development. Pregnancy also increases the risk of a difficult course. Middle ear infections often occur in children.

In addition, residents and nursing homes, as well as people in the medical field or in public transport facilities should be vaccinated. Even people who have direct contact with poultry and wild birds are advised to have the vaccine.

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Flu vaccination depends on the type of virus

In the 2018/2019 season. The country's health authorities have reported LAGuS 5867 flu cases. Seven people died from the flu.

The number of flu stings varies over the years and depends on the type of virus. "Experience shows that the number of infections in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is increasing after the winter holidays end in February," said a LAGuS spokeswoman.

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