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Thais urged to get flu shot

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Thais urged to get flu shot

By The Nation

 

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Thais are being urged to get an influenza vaccination as almost 100,000 people have been infected so far this year and at least six have died. 

 

Dr Tawee Chotepittayasunont, president of the Paediatric Infectious Diseases Society of Thailand, said on Friday that the number of child patients is nine times higher than adults. 

 

“As a precaution, it is best to take a vaccine shot,” Tawee said. 

 

The Disease Control Department found that as many as 99,087 people came down with influenza between January 1 and March 18, he said. 

 

“This is equivalent to 151.45 patients per 100,000 population,” he said. 

 

The vaccine was effective in preventing influenza, he said, and where the disease is not entirely effective, it will still significantly reduce the period of symptoms from seven days to just one or two days. 

 

This year, the National Health Security Office has prepared four mission vaccine doses for people. These vaccines will be given to members of vulnerable groups such as women who are at least four months into their pregnancy, babies aged between six months and two years old, the obese, and people living with HIV. 

 

Symptoms associated with influenza are a fever, pains and aches, headache, sore throat, stuffy noses, and fatigue. 

 

“If children catch the influenza, they should take leave from their schools to avoid spreading the disease,” Tawee said.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30366302

 

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2 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

“If children catch the influenza, they should take leave from their schools to avoid spreading the disease,” Tawee said.

civilized thinking

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I thought there was a specific time of year that is the best time to have a flu vaccine, hasn’t that already passed  in Thailand? 

 

Is it still worth having?

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I recently returned from Australia and wanted to have latest flu injection before returning to Thailand.. No stock available anywhere until early April.. And i believe their 2019 batches are a 4 strain quad injection.. 

 

Is Thailand using last year's flu strain, how effective is it and how much do doctor's clinics and hospitals charging for it? 

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14 hours ago, CGW said:

Free advertising for "Big Pharma" :wink:

I just had influenza type b complicated with pneumonia and a throat infection. 10 days of brutal symptoms, 7 days in hospital and 5 days home recovering so far. 

I’ll be getting the vaccine when my body is ready for it 

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According to our local Dr this is the time of the year to have the flu vaccination in this part of the world as the vaccination which contains the four strains that the “experts” have chosen is not normally available until April

We got our shots a couple of weeks ago cost 700 baht each.

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3 hours ago, MadMuhammad said:

I just had influenza type b complicated with pneumonia and a throat infection. 10 days of brutal symptoms, 7 days in hospital and 5 days home recovering so far. 

I’ll be getting the vaccine when my body is ready for it 

what did they serve you as food in the hospital ? 

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6 hours ago, owenm said:

I recently returned from Australia and wanted to have latest flu injection before returning to Thailand.. No stock available anywhere until early April.. And i believe their 2019 batches are a 4 strain quad injection.. 

 

Is Thailand using last year's flu strain, how effective is it and how much do doctor's clinics and hospitals charging for it? 

Our local private clinic received new flu shots last week. We had to wait a few days for the shipment to arrive for our 2 year old daughter. But we live upcountry, not close to any big city, I am not sure if cities / hospitals somehow have more difficulty in receiving shipments.

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The beginning of flu season is coming up for Thailand (rainy season) - so yes it is the time to get shots.

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18 hours ago, rabas said:

Ah, they have millions of unsold flu shots that can't be used for next year! That's it.

Remember in the good old days when we used to go the "Au Naturale" way, we let our bodies do what they are designed to do & fight infection, are we all supposed to be too weak for that now and have to rely on crap being pumped into our bodies to "maybe" do what our bodies should do naturally 🤔

We used to have excellent immune systems - what happened, easier to rely on Big Pharma promises? rather than maintain our bodies :shock1:

Shares in these huge pharmaceutical companies are only going to go up as peoples health fails and they look for easy alternatives that the seller states "may" work.

The brain washed "sheeple" will be clamouring to tell me how wrong I am & that "they" are doing it for our own good, that their lives have been saved countless times & money is the last thing the seller is chasing 😅

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Yes I well remember when people were dying every year from influenza before we had any flu shots.  Some of us made it but many others did not and at best you could count on several weeks of living death almost every year.  Yes things were so much better then.  Not.  🙄

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1 hour ago, CGW said:

Remember in the good old days when we used to go the "Au Naturale" way, we let our bodies do what they are designed to do & fight infection, are we all supposed to be too weak for that now and have to rely on crap being pumped into our bodies to "maybe" do what our bodies should do naturally 🤔

We used to have excellent immune systems - what happened, easier to rely on Big Pharma promises? rather than maintain our bodies :shock1:

Shares in these huge pharmaceutical companies are only going to go up as peoples health fails and they look for easy alternatives that the seller states "may" work.

The brain washed "sheeple" will be clamouring to tell me how wrong I am & that "they" are doing it for our own good, that their lives have been saved countless times & money is the last thing the seller is chasing 😅

Mostly I agree.  But in 1918, 100 million people would have regretted not having a vaccine for the H1N1 Spanish Flu, had they lived.

 

 

 

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