Flu Vaccination Program in the School

Flu Vaccination Program in the School

Health officials from Samtengang PHC has organized seasonal influenza(flu) vaccination program for students and staffs of Samtengang CS on 10th December 2020.

It’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both spread this fall and winter. Healthcare systems could be overwhelmed treating both patients with flu and patients with COVID-19. This means getting a flu vaccine during 2020-2021 is more important than ever.

While getting a flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, there are many important benefits, such as:

  1. Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death.
  2. Getting a flu vaccine can also save healthcare resources for the care of patients with COVID-19.

Read more on the importance of flu vaccination

Flu vaccine update
Src: Ministry of Health, Bhutan

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