Wednesday, September 27, the Ministry of health of Israel called on Israelis to get vaccinated against the flu. On the Ministry’s website contains a reminder that the flu virus can cause pneumonia and cause other serious complications and lead to death.
Israeli doctors recommend the vaccination to the entire population of the country, and especially to anyone in a high risk of developing complications from viral diseases. The risk groups include children from six months to 5 years; adults over 50 years of age and pregnant and lactating women.
According to the health Ministry, last winter shot made 21% of Israelis. While among people over 65 years the figure was 66%.
The Ministry of health noted that the forecasts based on observations of disease incidence in winter in Australia, saying that next winter without vaccination can significantly increase the incidence.
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