“Disease control” expects the “flu” to spread during this period, signaling rain and high humidity. Advise people who have been vaccinated against COVID to also get the flu shot.
On September 26, the Department of Disease Control issued a report. “Weekly Forecast and Health Disasters” no. 34/2564, week 39 (September 26-October 4, 64) states that from the surveillance of the Department of Disease Control. flu situation From January 1 to September 2021, 8,941 cases were registered, no deaths were registered. The most common age group The top 5 provinces with the highest morbidity rates per 100,000 inhabitants were Ubon Ratchathani, Phitsanulok, Chiang Rai, Tak and Krabi, respectively.
Forecast and health risks this week It is expected that during this period there is a greater chance of encountering influenza patients. Due to the rain in many parts of the country during this period cooling the air and higher humidity can cause the spread of the disease easily and quickly. Especially in urban societies where most people work in enclosed buildings. use a common air circulation system including crowded public transport trips
The Department of Disease Control recommends that people take care of their own health. To prevent all strains of flu and COVID-19 When wearing a mask all the time away from home, wash your hands often with soap or alcohol. Avoid putting your hands in your mouth or rubbing your eyes. Do not share personal things with others. Avoid close contact with the patient.
If you are ill, you should stop studying, stop working, stop doing activities, and get vaccinated against the flu. This will help reduce the risk of the flu. Because if you get infected with these two diseases at the same time, it will make your symptoms worse and you may even die.
Those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 should also be vaccinated against the flu. because they are different types of viruses and give injections two weeks apart, especially people from 7 risk groups to prevent pneumonia It also helps reduce the severity of the disease. and reduce the risk of death from patient complications
Invite people from 7 risk groups, specifically 1. Pregnant women, 4 months of gestation, 2. Children from 6 months to 2 years, 3. People with chronic diseases such as COPD, asthma, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, patients living with cancer Between receiving chemotherapy and diabetes 4. People aged 65 and over 5. People with cerebral palsy who cannot help themselves. 6. Thalassemia and those with a impaired immune system These include symptomatic people infected with HIV and 7. Obesity was one who weighed more than 100 kg or had a BMI greater than 35 kg / m2. Get the flu shot at a nearby public health center. and in private hospitals participating in the National Health Security System
By 31 December 2021 free of charge. People can request health information on the Department of Disease Control hotline by calling 1422.