• Saturday, Oct 31, 2020
  • Last Update : 12:15 am

Influenza vaccine more important than ever

  • Published at 12:44 pm September 24th, 2020
Influenza vaccine
A patient getting vaccinated for Influenza UNB

Research from Public Health England suggests risk of death is more than doubled for people who catch flu on top of coronavirus, compared to coronavirus alone

British researchers suggested taking the influenza vaccine ahead of the winter to help protect against the double danger of flue and coronavirus.

The research indicates that there are chances for people to be infected with both at the same time during winter, reports UNB citing BBC.

Considering the situation, the British authority would provide a free flu jab for its citizens this year. Anyone over 50 in England is eligible to get the vaccine.


Also read: Putin for strengthening WHO, proposes conference on coronavirus vaccine


As any vaccine for Covid-19 is yet to be available, British experts as well as others fear that the contagious virus could rip through the population this winter.

Research from Public Health England suggests risk of death is more than doubled for people who catch flu on top of coronavirus, compared to coronavirus alone.

Flu by itself can also be a serious condition - it kills around 11,000 people in England each year and hospitalizes many more.

People at high risk from flu are also most at risk from Covid-19.

55
53
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail