Those most at risk of having severe outcomes, when contracting the annual flu, are urged to also get their yearly flu vaccination.
According to the World Health Organization, people with underlying health conditions and the elderly, have more severe manifestations of influenza.
The WHO’s Director for Infectious Diseases Management, Dr. Sylvie Briand says getting the flu vaccination can help give patients better protection in the winter season.
Briand says the vaccine has been proven to be safe and effective.
Watch Briand’s full briefing here.
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- WHO to continue working to boost the availability of vaccines.
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