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21 October 2019 News flash

Launch of seasonal flu prevention campaign

The Prince’s Government’s Ministry of Health and Social Affairs would like to remind people that seasonal flu will be making its annual return in the coming weeks.

Flu is dangerous for the elderly, pregnant women and those who suffer from chronic conditions. The flu virus is very easily transmitted by coughing and via our hands.

Vaccination is the only truly effective protection against flu, and protects not just the individual who has been vaccinated but also the people around them, as it prevents the virus from spreading.

The vaccine which protects against the flu viruses expected to be seen in 2019/2020 has been available in pharmacies for the last few days. To be effective, the vaccine must be administered before the arrival of flu viruses (generally from the end of October), so that the body can develop the right antibodies and protect itself.

The prevalent flu virus strains change from one year to the next: it is therefore important to get vaccinated every year to protect yourself from new strains.

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