“This year’s flu vaccine must be…” Can be vaccinated on the same day as the corona vaccine

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You should also get the flu vaccine from next week. Experts say that you should get the flu vaccine this year. Reporter Lim So-ra will tell you in detail why this is so, and how to get it right.

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Children, pregnant women, and seniors over the age of 65 can get the flu vaccine free of charge.

Children start on the 14th of the next month.

Some children who have never had the flu vaccine need two doses.

So, you need to get the first vaccination in advance from the 14th.

Pregnant women can also get it from the 14th.

Seniors are welcome from the 12th of the next month.

Those over 75 years of age receive first, 18 days for 70-74 years old, and 21 days for 65-69 years old.

You can make an appointment by going to the hospital or by calling the call center.

Seniors can also schedule a flu vaccination date through the COVID-19 Vaccination Advance Reservation System.

It is also possible to vaccinate on the same day as the COVID-19 vaccine.

[김기남/코로나19 예방접종대응추진단 접종기획반장 : (코로나19 백신과) 동시에 접종할 경우에는 각각 다른 팔에 접종하도록 권고를 하고 있습니다.]

The importance of flu vaccines has grown with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Children who are not eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as high-risk groups such as the elderly, should receive it.

[마상혁/대한백신학회 부회장 : 인플루엔자와 코로나바이러스가 동시에 감염되면 환자에게 예후가 좋지 않다는 보고가 있었고, 고위험군에 속하는 분들은 마스크 사용만으로는 부족하니까 독감백신을 꼭 접종해서…]

Getting the flu vaccine can help keep your symptoms from getting worse if you get COVID-19.

According to a study at the University of Miami School of Medicine in the United States, “COVID-19 patients who were vaccinated with the flu had fewer sepsis and strokes, and had a lower ICU admission rate.

(Video design: Lee Chang-hwan)

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