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Why it’s important to get a flu shot: Protection for you and your community

Influenza, or seasonal flu, is an infectious disease that affects millions of people around the world every year. Although the flu is often considered a minor illness, its consequences can be serious and sometimes even fatal. Fortunately, there is a simple and effective way to protect against the flu: vaccination. In this article, we’ll explore the importance of getting a flu shot for your health and the well-being of your entire community.

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Reducing the risk of infection

Vaccination against influenza provides an effective way to reduce the risk of infection with the influenza virus. The flu is spread by sneezing, coughing and direct contact with infected people, and the vaccine helps you create antibodies that protect the body from this virus. This is essential, as the flu can cause serious symptoms such as fever, body aches, headache and exhaustion.

Protection for vulnerable groups

Vaccination against influenza is particularly important for the protection of vulnerable groups in society. The elderly and children are often more susceptible to more severe forms of the flu, and vaccination is essential to keep them healthy. Also, pregnant women should take special care about vaccination, because the flu can be harmful to them and their baby.

Reducing the spread of the virus

Vaccination against influenza not only benefits you personally, but also the entire community. When a larger percentage of the population is vaccinated, the spread of the virus is reduced, thereby protecting those who may not be able to receive the vaccine, such as people with certain medical contraindications. This is called herd immunity and is key to stopping epidemics.

Vaccination against flu at GH NEW Hospital

Vaccination against influenza is an important protection measure that offers numerous benefits. It helps you protect yourself from infection, reduces the risk of serious complications, protects vulnerable groups and contributes to the collective immunity of the community. In addition, influenza vaccination contributes to economic benefits, as it reduces labor loss and treatment costs.

So, don’t forget to get your flu shot every year to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your entire community. Your contribution to vaccination plays a key role in creating a healthier and safer environment for all of us.


Flu vaccination

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the flu vaccination, feel free to contact our medical staff via the call center 021/ 3000 505, who will provide you with all the necessary information.

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Your health is our priority, and we hope you’ll join us in this effort to collectively protect against the flu. Together we can create a healthier and safer community.

You are cordially invited to join the flu shot at the New Hospital General Hospital.

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