Ashraf Oqba, Head of the Department of Internal Medicine and Immunology at Ain Shams University, said that the current year is different and as a result of the emergence of Corona 19, respiratory symptoms have become deceptive, as it is possible that the result of the regular flu or Corona 19, this came in a special coverage conducted by “The Seventh Day TV”, about The seasonal influenza vaccine, as the coverage was prepared by Muhammad Mahsoub, and provided by Hour Muhammad.
He added that the ministries of health around the world advise citizens to take the seasonal influenza vaccine because it gives immunity against influenza and its causes, and it also reduces symptoms for people who, if infected with it, appear slightly infected, and this is what makes the flu vaccine important in the current period.
He stressed that the vaccine available in Egypt protects against 4 types of influenza and thus prevents infection from the influenza virus.
He stressed that anyone over the age of two years can obtain the vaccine prepared this year, as well as pregnant and lactating women and the elderly, and this gives them immunity and reduces the chances of infection with influenza and death.
As for those prohibited from taking the vaccine, he mentioned that those who suffer from high temperatures, and those who are allergic to eating eggs, as well as those who are allergic to the components of the vaccine itself.
He stressed that the vaccine is not a treatment but rather a prevention, as the body creates antibodies against influenza two weeks after taking it.