The overlap of the COVID-19 pandemic and the annual flu season is a cause for concern and individuals should take steps to prepare and protect themselves and their families.
- Dr. Jaffar Al-Tawfiq, COVID-19 Incident Commander, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare
As reported by the Saudi Ministry of Health (MOH), globally seasonal influenza ‘flu’ affects 600 million people and is fatal in around 500,000 cases per year. The MOH and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend an annual flu vaccine for everyone six (6) months of age and older.
People at high risk for developing flu complications include:
People of any age who have chronic medical conditions such as heart, lung, liver, or kidney disease are also at high risk for flu complications. People who have suppressed immune systems from chemotherapy for cancer, immunosuppressive medication such as prednisone are also at higher risk.
To protect you and your family from the flu and COVID-19, We have prepared for you an infographic of what you need to know. Download infographic
Contact your registered healthcare provider or the Ministry of Health (MOH) to check flu vaccination details.
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