The flu season has begun: Now get vaccinated

The annual flu wave takes to travel: The weekly report of the working group Influenza shows at the Robert Koch-Institute (RKI). Now is it worth it to get vaccinated. Particularly people over 60 years, chronically ill, Pregnant women and medical personnel is recommended the flu vaccination.

According to the RKI, the flu cases in Germany monitored, it came in the current season 2019/2020 in Germany so far, more than 13,000 confirmed cases, 4.439, in the past week. Experts from the RKI suggest that a protective vaccination beginning and in the course of the flu wave is still useful.

The flu can cause severe complications

Also, the Federal centre for health education (BZgA) calls for the vaccination: "The real viral flu is no harmless cold, but a serious disease. Especially the elderly, Pregnant women and the chronically Ill have gradients at increased risk for severe disease. Therefore, you should be sure to annually vaccinate. After vaccination, it takes approximately 10 to 14 days, until the body adequate protection against the flu virus has built up. Therefore, now is a good time to be in time to be vaccinated against influenza, to sein&quot for example, in the carnival time protected;, Dr. Heidrun Thaiss, Director of the BZgA said.

Grüultimate Händewaschen schüprotects against infection

In addition, people with an increased risk of infection protect, for example, medical professionals, people’s homes with a lot of people contact, such as bus drivers and teachers, or people in care. Since the Transmission is done by the infected hands and surfaces, as well as droplets when coughing or Sneezing, are recommended for thorough hands to be Ill washing with soap and keep their Distance.

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