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3.4 million Thais to be provided with influenza vaccines

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BANGKOK, 29 April 2014 (NNT) – The Public Health Ministry is set to provide free flu vaccines nationwide, starting May 1st.

According to Permanent Secretary for Public Health Dr. Narong Sahametapat, vaccination against influenza viruses will be given to the public at no charge. He said a total of 3.4 million people considered to be most at risk will receive the vaccination.

Risk groups included people over 60 years of age, pregnant women, children between 6 months to 2 years, and those with congenital or chronic diseases like diabetes, asthma, heart disease, cancer, etc.

According to him, the vaccination will be given beginning on May 1st and the process will have been completed by July 31st in order for the receivers to gain immunity against influenza viruses.

Apart from getting shots, there are still a number of ways people can protect themselves against the virus, such as doing exercises, washing hands with soap regularly, and wearing masks when being around sick people. He also urged anyone who comes down with a cold and does not get better in a couple of days to see a doctor immediately.

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If this is to do with the recent outbreak between January and April, should people be concerned that doing this now, solves nothing, but shows the outbreak is very serious.

Or that its just a way to spend a lot of unecceesary money to feather a pocket.

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Free flu vaccination next week

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BANGKOK: -- The Public Health Ministry is to provide free flu vaccines nationwide starting early next month.

Dr Narong Sahametapat, permanent secretary to the Public Health Ministry, said the free vaccination against influenza viruses will be given to the public at no charge.

A total of 3.4 million people considered to be most at risk will receive the vaccination first, he said.

Risk groups included people over 60 years of age, pregnant women, children between 6 months to 2 years, and those with congenital or chronic diseases like diabetes, asthma, heart disease, and cancer.

He said the vaccination will be given beginning on May 1 and the process will have been completed by end of July in order to ensure receivers to gain immunity against influenza viruses.

He suggested that apart from getting shots, there are still a number of ways people can protect themselves against the virus, such as doing exercises, washing hands with soap regularly, and wearing masks when being around sick people.

He also urged anyone who catches cold and does not get better in a couple of days to see a doctor immediately.

Source: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/free-flu-vaccination-next-week/

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Most Western countries provide these flue shots to the aged , young and the pregnant brigade free, the date is a bit strange , however in the tropics any time is a good time, winter is at the end of the year , well done health department clap2.gif

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If this is to do with the recent outbreak between January and April, should people be concerned that doing this now, solves nothing, but shows the outbreak is very serious.

Or that its just a way to spend a lot of unecceesary money to feather a pocket.

That'll be Number Two

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"washing hands with soap regularly"

A new concept, introduced to Thai society.thumbsup.gif

Are you suggesting they should even wash their hands WITH SOAP after going to the Toilet?

OMG, people in the Thai Food Industry would never be able to cope with such an onerous task! You silly Falang! 555!!!

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Considering that most influenza vaccines are utterly useless good hygiene is a better choise and wear a mask if you have a cold so you dont give your germs to anyone else. Both the swineflue and birdflue vaccines have been proven to more or less without any effect in protecting from the flu what so ever...its more likely that the minister of health is getting richer out of this than actually preventing anyone from catching the flu!

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"washing hands with soap regularly"

A new concept, introduced to Thai society.thumbsup.gif

Are you suggesting they should even wash their hands WITH SOAP after going to the Toilet?

OMG, people in the Thai Food Industry would never be able to cope with such an onerous task! You silly Falang! 555!!!

for men it is more important to wash before.....else the most valued part gets the flue....

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"washing hands with soap regularly"

A new concept, introduced to Thai society.thumbsup.gif

Are you suggesting they should even wash their hands WITH SOAP after going to the Toilet?

OMG, people in the Thai Food Industry would never be able to cope with such an onerous task! You silly Falang! 555!!!

for men it is more important to wash before.....else the most valued part gets the flue....

And we dont want that do we ?

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If this is to do with the recent outbreak between January and April, should people be concerned that doing this now, solves nothing, but shows the outbreak is very serious.

Or that its just a way to spend a lot of unecceesary money to feather a pocket.

http://www.vaccinationinformationnetwork.com/flu-vaccines-worthless-and-dangerous/

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Vaccines Have Serious Side Effects....

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/09/27/vaccines-are-dangerous-says-the-government.aspx

Ahhhhh they know months before what kind and type of viruses is coming up.......and they mix exactly the rigth CHEMICAL stoff together...... how much money make this industrie......they are happy the coverment bought this.....

Italian court sentenced doctors for vaccinations........ http://pravdatvcom.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/italienisches-gericht-mmr-impfung-verursachte-autismus-zahl-erkrankter-kinder-steigt/

Natural antibiotics without side effects......... http://naturalantibioticshut.com/

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I certainly support the distribution of a flu vaccine, but having a biotechnology manufacturing process increased on such a huge scale to supply the intended market scares me. Increasing the scale of a manufacturing process introduces immense process validation issues. Made by a local Thai company, or worse, made in China ? Not for me thank you.

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