The flu vaccine will be distributed from the first week of October
The flu vaccine will be distributed from the first week of October

Asa Khabar _ The spokesman of the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education explained the conditions for distributing the flu vaccine to different groups of the society and said: this vaccine will be distributed from the first week of October.

Sima Sadat Lari said about the distribution of influenza vaccine for high-risk groups and other members of the society: 2.5 million flu vaccines for high-risk groups will be provided to the Deputy Minister of Health for pregnant mothers, the elderly, prisoners, health care workers, special patients and Inject ground and armed forces for free.

He said: “With the measures taken, each person can receive only one flu vaccine by presenting a national card and registering a national code, and we hope this action will prevent the induction of induced demand.”

Larry continued: “Special patients and backgrounds and pregnant women should receive and inject the flu vaccine from health centers.” About 50,000 people over the age of 65 who are registered at health centers also receive the vaccine for free from health centers, and another 4.5 million people over the age of 65 receive the flu vaccine from pharmacies across the country by presenting a card. National will receive.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Health also said about the price of the flu vaccine: “The cost of 2.5 million vaccines that are provided to the Deputy Minister of Health for injecting high-risk people and underlying patients and pregnant mothers is free.” The rest of the vaccines, which are distributed in pharmacies and have up to 16 million vaccines, will cost about 42,500 tomans. If more than this amount of flu vaccine needs to be imported, it may be imported at a non-subsidized price and free currency.

Alireza Reisi, Deputy Minister of Health, said today (Tuesday) about the flu vaccine: “The flu vaccine is about 40% effective in preventing the virus, and people who get this vaccine are not 100% safe against the flu virus.” .