Doctors sound the alarm. Almost 130,000 cases of the disease have already been detected. Complications can be extremely dangerous
There has been an enormous amount of flu cases.
According to the portal “ABC Zdrowie”, the Ministry of Health informs about a record-high increase in flu cases. Recently, nearly 130 thousand. cases, almost half of which are cases among children up to 14 years of age. The course of the disease in several hundred cases was so severe that hospital treatment was necessary. Doctors remind that vaccine can protect us from infection.
In just one week, there were 130,000 cases of flu. Hence, the Ministry of Health appeals to Poles to take advantage of the possibility of being vaccinated against the flu. There is no problem with the availability of preparations, but only with those willing to take them. Free vaccination is available to seniors over 75 years of age and pregnant women.
The reimbursement of the flu vaccine is available to patients between 18 and 65 years of age who are at risk of developing complications from influenza. The reimbursement is also available to patients who are 65 years of age or older.
📢W ostatnim tygodniu września odnotowaliśmy w Polsce blisko 130 tys. zachorowań i podejrzeń zachorowania na grypę. Aż 59 tys. spośród wszystkich chorych to dzieci do 14 roku życia. Do szpitali trafiły 324 osoby. Szczepmy się przeciw grypie❗️❗️❗️
— Ministerstwo Zdrowia (@MZ_GOV_PL) October 7, 2022
For other patients, a flu preparation is available for a fee. However, it is worth knowing that the costs of the vaccination itself are covered by the National Health Fund. In the case of children, qualification for vaccination must be carried out by a doctor.
In adults, this can be done by both a doctor and a medical assistant, dentist, nurse, midwife, paramedic, physiotherapist, laboratory diagnostician or pharmacist. Influenza can lead to life-threatening complications.
Vaccination allows us to avoid: myocarditis, pericarditis and secondary bacterial pneumonia.
Are you vaccinating against the flu?