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Health Ministry influenza vaccination campaign continues


(MENAFN- Gulf Times) The Ministry of Public Health, in co-operation with the Primary Health Care Corporation and Hamad Medical Corporation, continues to implement a national campaign to raise awareness about vaccination against seasonal influenza. The vaccination campaign started in a number of universities and public and private institutions with the provision of the vaccination for all citizens and residents in the health centers.
During the campaign, employees of the Ministry of Public Health and health workers are also vaccinated at Primary Health Care Corporation, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar Petroleum and Qatar Red Crescent.
The campaign comes as part of the Ministry of Public Health's efforts to improve the health of Qatar's population and provide them with the best means of preventing infectious diseases. The campaign aims to raise public awareness of the importance of vaccination against seasonal influenza in conjunction with the onset of winter, and seek to change their pattern of knowledge about the risks of influenza complications.
The Ministry of Public Health, represented by the department of health protection and the control of transitional diseases, seeks to increase vaccination coverage rates, and will work and co-ordinate with all relevant authorities in the state in order to achieve this goal.
In this context, the ministry called on all citizens and residents to get the seasonal influenza vaccine, to protect them from the complications of seasonal influenza.
The most recommended groups are those with chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, heart and lung disease, kidney failure patients, people with anemia, elderly people (over the age of 60), children between the ages of six months and five years, pregnant women, and health workers.

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