Official urges parents to get their children vaccinated against flu Jan 14, 2021 0 848 12345 CATHERINE W GICHUKIDOHA A top official of the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has urged parents to allow their children to get free seasonal flu vaccine available at the PHCC health centres, HMC outpatient clinics, and designated private and semi-private clinics and hospitals across Qatar.National Lead for Healthy Children and Adolescents Strategy at PHCC Dr Sadriya Al Kohji said it was more important this year to get the flu vaccine. “Changing seasons as well as children interacting with each other at school in particular during the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to the spread of seasonal flu during the upcoming months,” she said.According to her, children are more vulnerable to get severe complications as a result of the flu. She said, “Children aged below five, especially those who are under two years, are most vulnerable to experience more severe complications due to the flu. Vaccinate your children against the flu infection, its serious symptoms and prevent its spread to others.”Kohji urged people to book an appointment for the shot at any PHCC health centre. “Take an appointment for your vaccination at any PHCC health centre to receive the flu vaccine free of charge,” she said.She added that according to studies, getting a flu shot reduces the risk of flu infections. “Studies revealed that the flu vaccination leads to reducing the risk of flu infections, visits to a physician and absenteeism from work as well as reducing children’s admission to the hospital due to coronavirus infections,” Kohji said.More information, including where to get the flu vaccine in Qatar and FAQs about the flu and COVID-19, can be found on the campaign website www.fighttheflu.qa Pages 1234 RELATED ARTICLES 21 Qatari and Arab artists showcase works at Katara expo Jan 14, 2021 0 855 Over 3,300 healthcare professionals register for Qatar Health 2021 meet Jan 14, 2021 0 1012 Oman, Kuwait embassies join MME tree-planting initiative Jan 14, 2021 0 827 NHRC chief, US officials discuss protection of human rights Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) Ali bin Smaikh Al Marri on Wednesday held a video conference meeting with US Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour Robert Destro and US Deputy .. Guy Ritchie, Miramax & STX Films’ untitled spy film set to begin production in Doha Tribune News Network Doha Guy Ritchie’s highly anticipated upcoming untitled film will kick off production on Thursday in Doha. It will also shoot in Antalya, Turkey. The film reunites Ritchie once again with ..