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Who Should Get The Flu Vaccine?

Written by article : Uzm. Dr. Suzan Alp

Article History : 19 October 2018

Hot summer days are taking place in autumn.I'm sorry . It takes time for the human body to adapt to these temperature and climate changes. This adaptation process and cold air, colds, pharyngitis, laryngitis, flu, sinusitis, inflammation of the middle ear, bronchitis and pneumonia, such as the incidence of respiratory tract infection diseases increases.


Our Hospital's Internal Medicine Specialist. Who should get the flu vaccine?

First of all, the flu can usually be seen in a course that reduces the body resistance enough to put the patient to bed. People with the disease cough, sneeze or direct contact with airborne particles (door handles, phones, computer keyboards, etc.). the flu can spread very quickly in the community. People with chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart and respiratory diseases can be more severe and prepare the ground for secondary-developing diseases such as pneumonia. For this reason, it is very important that all individuals, especially at risk groups, be vaccinated with a high level of protection during October-November.



  • Persons 65 years and over,
  • People with chronic disease: people with chronic heart, lung, liver, kidney, diabetes and similar diseases,
  • People with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (all) are at increased risk of developing acute lymphocytic leukemia (all), which is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.,
  • Doctors, nurses, caregivers, nursery and nursing staff working in hospitals,
  • People at high risk,
  • Pregnant women after the first 3 months,
  • The flu vaccine is also available in the United States.

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