Flu vaccine now available

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Every year during October, the Department of Public Health receives the yearly stock of flu vaccines.

Individuals at high risk of complications due to the seasonal influenza virus can receive the flu vaccine. This group consists of individuals older than 60 years or younger with chronic illnesses. Persons 60 years and older will receive the flu vaccine free of charge and do not need a doctor’s prescription.

Individuals 60 years and older should make an appointment with the department of infectious diseases by calling 5224239 or 5224241 and should show their valid AZV card upon arrival.

Those with a chronic illness and under 60 years can only receive their vaccine with the doctor’s description. Only with a doctor’s prescription can they make an appointment with the Department of Infectious Diseases by calling 5224239 or 5224241. They also have to present their valid AZV card and doctor’s description on the day of the appointment.

Everybody, not 60 years or older and not suffering from a chronic disease but wants to receive the flu shot, should contact the Department of Infectious Diseases from Monday to Friday between 7:45 am -11:45 am and 1:15 pm – 4:15 pm. The vaccine costs Awg. 20,00.