Published On: Thu, Sep 10th, 2020

Health Ministry issues statement about who should get the flu vaccine and when

As the Coronavirus outbreak is being talked about around the world, the flu vaccine has come up on the agenda. The Ministry of Health has issued a statement on who should have the flu vaccine. Citizens, on the other hand, have also been investigating when and who should get the flu vaccine. So who should get the flu vaccine?

The flu vaccine is among the topics that citizens are investigating. A statement about the flu vaccine came from the Ministry of Health which announced who should get the vaccine. On the other hand, there is another question as to when the flu vaccine should be made.


The Department of Health announced info about who should definitely get the flu vaccine as follows: “Those over 65 are as susceptible to infectious diseases as children and babies. Older people can have the disease more severe when they have the flu. As a result of sinusitis, inflammation of the middle ear and a very simple microorganism, the flu can suddenly turn into pneumonia and carry a vital risk. The most important prevention method to protect our elderly from infectious diseases is vaccination”.

The statement also listed groups that should necessarily get the flu vaccine as follows: 65 years and over, those with chronic renal insufficiency, cardiovascular system patients, diabetics, pregnant, people with asthma, chronic lung disease, those 6 months-18 years of age and need to use aspirin for a long time.


The Department of Health’s seasonal flu page contained the following details;

“Every year, the flu virus that causes seasonal flu can change, and the content of the flu vaccine is developed by the World Health Organization to determine the types of viruses that caused the outbreak a year ago, and the content of the vaccine also changes every year depending on this application. The vaccine is effective for the flu season in which it is made. For this reason, the flu vaccine should be given every year to provide effective protection against seasonal flu, regardless of the previous flu disease or the flu vaccine. Since the protective effect of the vaccine will begin two weeks after the vaccine is given, the most appropriate time for the vaccine is just before the period when the flu begins to appear frequently. October and November should be preferred as the time for flu vaccination. People who are not vaccinated can be vaccinated by the end of March. Protection of the vaccine lasts about 6-8 months. “

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