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Provide free swine flu vaccine to high risk groups: DAK to authorities

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Srinagar , 13 Jan 2019

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Sunday urged health authorities in Kashmir to provide free swine flu vaccine to high risk groups like elderly, children younger than 5 years of age, pregnant women and persons with medical conditions.“Free vaccination will increase vaccine uptake that would protect these vulnerable individuals from dying” said DAK President and flu expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement to Valley Media Service.He said 120 people have come down with flu so far this season in Kashmir valley with eleven deaths and most of these deaths were unvaccinated.DAK President said while flu vaccination is recommended for all, it is especially important for high risk groups who are prone to complications, hospitalization and even death.He said most of our population is unvaccinated and cost is the barrier. One flu vaccine costs Rs 1400. High cost of vaccine keeps them out of reach for people.Dr Nisar said unprotected individuals not only risk themselves, but they put the health of whole community at risk. He cautioned swine flu virus has undergone a change and it is likely to infect more people.“We can’t predict how it will behave and what will happen in coming days,” he added.Dr Nisar said this year’s vaccine has been updated to protect against the mutated swine flu strain.“For this flu season, quadrivalent vaccine containing four flu virus strains (two A subtypes and two B subtypes – H1N1 and H3N2, and Victoria and Yamagata respectively) is recommended,” he informed.Dr Nisar said vaccination is the best way to protect you and people around you from getting flu.“Ideally, people should get vaccine by the end of October. However, getting vaccinated later can still be beneficial and vaccination should continue to be offered throughout the flu season even into January or later,” he advised.(VMS)



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