Vaccination against influenza started

Vaccination against influenza started

All adults who are recommended for influenza vaccination, including people with ALD, will be able to withdraw their vaccine at the pharmacy. The seasonal flu vaccination campaign began on October 6, with this year providing easy access for those affected, the health minister said. As is the case every year, this campaign is for people who are at risk for potentially serious complications: people over the age of 65, people with certain chronic diseases (diabetes, heart or respiratory insufficiency, for example) , pregnant women as well as people suffering from morbid obesity. In total, more than 12 million people are affected. From now on, all people aged 18 and over for whom the vaccine is recommended, including those who will be vaccinated for the first time, will be able to withdraw their vaccine at the pharmacy, simply by presenting their voucher. Health Insurance. For these people, the cost of the vaccine is 100% covered. They can then be vaccinated by a doctor, a nurse or a midwife. In four test regions (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Hauts-de-France, New Aquitaine, Occitanie), these people will also be vaccinated in pharmacy. This is new for pregnant women and those at risk who have never received the vaccine. Last year, these categories were excluded from the pharmacy vaccination experiment. The health authorities will launch an information campaign on 26 October on the importance of influenza vaccination, which they insist on every year. For the 2017-2018 season, the flu epidemic ended in mid-April. The first balance sheet reported 13,000 deaths attributable to influenza, less than the 14,400 of the previous year.
                  

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