Health Ministry calls on elderly to receive seasonal flu shot

Jordan

Published: 2021-10-05 12:14

Last Updated: 2021-11-30 04:10


Health Ministry calls on elderly to receive seasonal flu shot
Health Ministry calls on elderly to receive seasonal flu shot

Tuesday, the Assistant Secretary-General of the Ministry of Health (MoH) for Primary Health Care Ghazi Sharkas called on elderly people and those who suffer from chronic diseases to receive the seasonal flu vaccine.

Sharkas said in a statement that the flu vaccine does not negatively affect receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, but it is better to leave a period of at least two weeks to a month between them.

He indicated that during the pandemic period, a decrease has been witnessed in the number of seasonal flu infections. This comes due to public commitment to wearing face masks and using sanitizers, according to Sharkas.