Pregnant women, elderly urged to get flu shots

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Pregnant women, elderly urged to get flu shots

Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh is continuing to urge pregnant women, the elderly, and healthcare workers to get vaccinated.

Deyalsingh said 22,000 doses of the influenza (flu) vaccine were distributed, of which 3,934 were used.

“Our target per week is 10,000 vaccines for the first six weeks,” said Deyalsingh.

He added, “So we need to double two and a half times that (3,934). It’s free, it’s available at a range of health centres that are on our website, we have also published it so make use of this free flu vaccine so we can avoid what is being called a ‘twindemic’.”

He particularly urged persons with diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and other comorditities to get the vaccine.