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Flu Vaccine

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.

Get your flu vaccine at JHAH

To protect your health, the 2019-2020 flu vaccine is now available in all Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (JHAH) health centers. The best way to prevent the flu is by taking the flu vaccine annually.

JHAH registered patients can get the flu vaccine Sunday to Thursday, from October 22, 2019, to January 31, 2020, between the hours 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. (no appointment is necessary) at the following JHAH locations 

  • Dhahran Health Center: Primary Care Building 50, Room 201-13B
  • Al-Hasa Health Center: Immunization Room 7072, Area B
  • Abqaiq Health Center: Immunization Room P2-01
  • Ras Tanura Health Center: Primary Care Room 1054
  • ‘Udhailiyah Health Center: Primary Care Treatment Room 1030

Additional campaigns

  • Dhahran Primary Care Building 50, Immunization Area: 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. on November 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 2019 (Sundays & Thursdays)
  • Dhahran Primary Care Building 50, Immunization Area: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019 (Saturdays)
  • Al Midra: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. on October 28, 2019
  • Al Mujamma Mosque: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on November 8, 15, 2019
  • Al Muneerah Mosque: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on November 8, 15, 2019
  • Al Mujamma:  8 a.m. - 2 p.m. on November 18, 2019
  • Dammam Office Building (DOB):  8 a.m. - 2 p.m. on November 20, 2019

Medical Designated Facility Patients

Employees and dependents registered with a Medical Designated Facility should contact their designated health care provider or MOH centers.

Who is at a higher risk

People at high risk for developing flu complications include:

  • People aged 65 years and older
  • Pregnant women
  • Children between 6 months and 23 months of age

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.

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