Abu Dhabi Well being Providers Firm (Seha) has launched its annual flu vaccine marketing campaign to guard residents throughout the emirate.
The drive is consistent with the ‘Immunise Your self, Shield Your Neighborhood’ marketing campaign launched by the Ministry of Well being and Prevention, the Division of Well being – Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Centre for Public Well being.
Dr Noura Al Ghaithi, appearing government director of exterior therapeutic companies, Seha, underlined that well timed vaccination reduces the chance of extreme signs and hospitalisation.
“Whereas many people are beginning to see life return to regular, it’s vital that we keep alert of different viruses, corresponding to seasonal influenza. We’re urging all people, notably these in high-risk teams, to take their flu vaccine this yr as this could scale back the chance of extreme flu signs and reduce the probabilities of having severe flu-related issues that require hospitalisation,” she mentioned.
The vaccine is offered freed from value for individuals above 50 years of age, kids aged 18 years and under, individuals of dedication and pregnant ladies and to all Thiqa card holders, Hajj and Umrah performers, and people with continual illnesses. Vaccination prices Dh50 for all different classes.
Dr Noura added: “We’ve labored carefully with our companions to develop this annual marketing campaign that will increase entry to the flu vaccine for all communities in Abu Dhabi, in addition to all of our staff.”
The flu vaccine is offered to all residents throughout Seha well being centres and Covid-19 drive-through companies centres in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra.
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To guide, individuals can name the Seha name centre 80050 or by the Seha app to schedule an appointment.
Vaccination is offered by dwelling visits, which prices Dh350. Reserving for dwelling visits may be made by 027116091 (Abu Dhabi) and 027111502 (Al Ain).
Firms may name the identical quantity. The vaccine can also be offered throughout dwelling care visits for aged or chronically unwell residents and residents.