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Flu shots. To do or not to do?

Not many people know that the flu virus changes and mutates every season. That's why antiviral medications that were effective last year, this year may not bring the expected results in the treatment of influenza.

The virus is changing, but so is the WHO - the World Health Organization creates a new flu vaccine every year. The new medicine is made based on studies of the past epidemic season and the forecast for the coming year. All vaccines are updated each year. For this reason, doctors recommend annual immunizations.

The flu is not as bad as its complications.

Vaccination is more than just protection from the disease. It helps minimize complications from the disease. Even if a patient gets sick after the vaccination, the illness is much milder.

Who is at risk? Who is especially at risk for vaccination?

Everyone who comes into contact with a lot of people at work. And also pre-school children, schoolchildren, students, doctors. In a special risk group are elderly people - those who are 60 years and older.

It is important to rememberthat the vaccine, like any medicine, has contraindications and side effects. Therefore, you should consult your family physician before getting the vaccine.

Cost per vaccine from the flu this year - 33 manat. Obviously, this is considerably less than the money that would be spent on treating the disease.

This season, polyclinics in Ashgabat are offering a vaccine made in Russia. Sovigripp. This vaccine protects against the three most dangerous types of influenza. The vaccine is administered Children from 6 months old. Vaccinations can be obtained at municipal health clinics №9 (2nd floor, room 242) and №10 (1st floor, room 138).
Reception hours of the treatment room of Polyclinic No. 9 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Polyclinic No. 10 - from 8:00 to 20:00.

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